Doris Inc. – A Business Approach to Caring for Your Elderly Parents

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Doris Inc. Book CoverDoris Inc. is a true and touching story about how Shirley Roberts found a way to provide top-notch care for her ailing mother, Doris, while still having a busy life and career of her own.  Drawing upon their extensive business experience and Ivey Business School education, Shirley and her brother started a company-like enterprise they called Doris Inc.  Using business disciplines, they proactively planned and managed all aspects of their mother’s care and well-being.  The end result was better decisions, more time-efficient care and peace of mind.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1:       My Heart-Wrenching Caregiving Dilemma
  • Chapter 2:       Creating Doris Inc. to Take Better Care of Mom and Me
  • Chapter 3:       Finding Balance in My Life
  • Chapter 4:       Planning for the Stages of Decline
  • Chapter 5:       Financial Planning for Senior Decline
  • Chapter 6:       Elder Proofing to Reduce Preventable Crises
  • Chapter 7:       Navigating the Health Care Maze and Advocating for Mom
  • Chapter 8:       Choosing the Right Type of Living Arrangements
  • Chapter 9:       Finding the Best Retirement Residence with Mom
  • Chapter 10:     Finding a Good Nursing Home for Mom
  • Chapter 11:     Dealing with Dementia
  • Chapter 12:     The Last Life of Doris
  • Appendix:        Caregivers’ Palliative-Care Guide

In Doris Inc., Shirley Roberts shares the strategies that worked so well for her family:

  • Concrete advice about making tough decisions
  • Planning for the stages of senior decline
  • Navigating the health-care maze
  • Elder proofing to reduce preventable crises
  • Finding a good retirement residence and nursing home
  • Financial pitfalls and ways to avoid them
  • Planning for your own golden years…

In Canada, Doris Inc. is available at bookstores nationwide and at chapters.indigo.ca and amazon.ca.  In the USA, Doris Inc. is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

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