Skip to content

Advance Praise

“In the post-COVID era, when quality care for our senior loved ones is ever more scarce, challenging and expensive; Joan offers understanding, encouragement and hope to us who take on the role of care giver. Every one of the 12 chapters contains Joan’s invaluable insights through real life experience and stories. I pray that my loved ones will have read this book when it’s my time to trust my health and independence to them as caregivers.”

Dr. Theodore Tsangaris, MD, MBA, FACS
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer and Program Director, Cancer Center at CalvertHealth Medical Center in Maryland

“As a nurse practitioner and former family caregiver, I highly recommend this book for its practical tips and sage advice for the challenges of caregiving.”

Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, CGCP, APCNP-C, DNP
Nurse Practitioner and healthcare consultant, educator, author.
National speaker on geriatric nursing and eldercare issues.

“Joan writes with the same gentle voice as the caregiving practices she shares. Drawn into the real-life stories, I felt as though I was being accompanied by a wise mentor and encouraging guide. With each chapter, caregivers are equipped with fresh ideas that renew joy, restore hope, and instill confidence in life giving relationships.”

Reverend Kirstin Tannas
Pastor, Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, Solomons, Maryland

“Joan Foust has written a must-read primer for anyone caring for and/or relating to an aging loved one or parent. Read this book and learn from the best. I found it to be a delightful and insightful guide full of important and relevant information, with ‘real-life’ examples of ‘what worked’ and end result/successful solutions to assist on this journey.”

Lauren Simpson, RN, BSN
Former President and CEO of Potomac Home Health and Potomac Home Support, Rockville, Maryland
President of Simpson Nurse Consultants

“As a personal or professional caregiver, if you have ever said “This is impossible! I can’t do it!” then this book is an essential find. Joan shares examples from her more than fifty years of experience that prove the truth behind one of her grounding beliefs: that it’s not what you do in providing care, but how you do it. This signature approach makes the impossible possible and enables caregivers to create respectful, accepting, and satisfying relationships with the loved ones or clients for whom they are caring.”

Jean E. A. Fleming
Ed.D., R.N., Former Executive Director of Calvert Hospice in Maryland