Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes
A passionate teacher who left a successful corporate career in order to instruct young people, Stefania Shaffer earned her teaching credential from San Francisco State University in 2000. While working as a teacher of seventh-grade English, Stefania Shaffer received a particularly meaningful note from a former student. This letter became the inspiration for her first novel, Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes.
Ms. Shaffer followed Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes with 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: A Love Story of a Different Kind. This memoir detailed her experiences as an adult child caring for an elderly parent. Described as both funny and compassionate, this book does not shy away from some of the more daunting aspects of senior care.
To accommodate those who have little time for extensive backstory, 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent can be used in conjunction with 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: The Companion Playbook. This companion workbook encapsulates the most essential elements of its source book and contains worksheets that render excessive note-taking unnecessary.
An accomplished educator, Stefania Shaffer is also an author. In her second book, 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent, Stefania Shaffer relates her knowledge and experience as her mother’s caregiver in an instructive context.
For individuals seeking an honest perspective on elderly care, 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent is an excellent read. The nonfiction book includes details on how the author created a safe environment, stayed organized, and established financial security while caring for her mother in the final stages of life. In addition, the book covers issues that crop up following the passing of a loved one, such as planning a funeral and working with an attorney. Compassionate and lighthearted, the book demonstrates how it is possible to fulfill the difficult role of caregiver if you are the adult child coming home to care for your elderly parent until the very end.
9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent shares heartfelt insight on elderly care across its 504 pages. The book was published by Pressman Books in July of 2013 and is available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.