About The Book

Doris Inc.: A Business Approach to Caring for Your Elderly Parents prepares aging Canadians and their sons, daughters and spouses for the challenges they will face in their golden years. Shirley Roberts, the author, is helping families help themselves by explaining how to:

  • Prepare for the stages of decline
  • Initiate family conversations that start the planning process
  • Establish a family-care leadership and caregiving team in waiting
  • Plan for eldercare costs and passing of the financial baton
  • Find balance in life while caregiving
  • Reduce common preventable accidents
  • Navigate the health care maze

Doris Inc. is also making a difference in how health care professionals care for seniors. Reading about the challenges Shirley faced while caring for her mother helped Paul Tuttle, the President of Extendicare, identify ways that his nursing homes could improve. Also, Doris Inc. is being used in a course called ‘Aging in Society,’ at Conestoga College, as part of the nursing course that grants a BNSc Degree at McMaster University.

Doris Inc. was published by Wiley Canada, a well-respected international publisher, in business for 200 years.

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