The author, Cynthia Neher Martindale, is a veteran of all things senior-related. In Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care, she shares her twenty years of experience with senior care in a voice filled with compassion, understanding, and an insider's point of view. As the primary caregiver for her parents in their declining years, as a sales and marketing director for senior living communities, and as a lawyer, Ms. Martindale brings readers a valuable resource about caring for aging loved ones. The book is filled with support and guidance for caregivers, clearly defined options for care, and the ways and means for readers to craft their own successful journey through caregiving challenges and heartbreak. Ms. Martindale offers readers fundamental knowledge, hope, a sense of identity and, ultimately, a path toward peace of mind. Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care is a non-fiction book filled with real life examples. The author shares true stories from her own personal history and adds altered versions (for privacy concerns) of potential residents, residents, and their family members met during her years at senior communities. Within the pages of Graceful Last Chapters, find out how to: * Build a knowledge base of proceed on your journey helping someone you love. * Dig deeper, ask more questions, and judge the information's value to your situation. * Gather resources, options, and approaches to issues relevant now and in the future. * Become a better guide, partner, and friend to someone who depends on you. * Learn to accept that you and your loved one are not alone . . . and life can be better. The book's twenty-seven chapters are grouped into seven sections: (One) Considering Long-Term Care Options; (Two) Caregiving Challenges; (Three) Creating a Plan; (Four) Aging in Place With Additional Care; (Five) Senior Living Communities; (Six) Touring Senior Communities; and (Seven) After the Bloom Fades.