REVIEWS for Caring for Our Parents 


Publishers Weekly Gives a Starred Review to Caring for Our Parents

Longtime Business Week health reporter Gleckman takes readers on a guided tour of group homes, nursing homes, assisted living and the differences between Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance in his comprehensive overview of the current state of long-term care in the U.S. Through interviews with family caregivers, professionals, the cared-for and reformers seeking alternatives to the current system, Gleckman does an impressive job of explaining our current elder-care system and those of other developed nations, and proposes possible solutions to an issue of growing importance as boomers become seniors.

Publishers Weekly, 5/11/2009


Health Progress says, "Reading Howard Gleckman's Caring for Our Parents convinced me that I should buy this book for all my friends and colleagues. It is a well-written and researched book which would serve as a primer for anyone facing caring for an older adult or planning for his or her own future."

Health Progress Nov.-Dec., 2009

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Health Affairs says, "The goal of Howard Gleckmans welldone book, Caring for Our Parents, is to explain to the lay public what is wrong in long-term care and to propose solutions to these problems. By reaching the general population, especially baby boomers, he hopes to motivate a debate on long-term care that goes far beyond the narrow confines of experts. Much of the book chronicles the stories of individuals struggling to cope with severe disabilities and the heroic efforts of their informal caregivers... including Gleckman and his wife. These stories are moving, with informal caregivers displaying a devotion, grit, and effort that is always astonishing.

Health Affairs, January 2010 reviews Caring for Our Parents

"An absolute MUST READ for any family dealing with an aged loved one now or in the future. This book should serve as a cornerstone of any retirement plan. This book will make you run out and start planning. My clients go through the same situations. It's almost as if Mr. Gleckman has been a fly on the wall during my visits to my clients." reviews Caring for Our Parents

"Howard Gleckman has written a captivating book that will challenge, inspire, and disappoint those of us caring for our aging parents, especially those of us who are Boomers. The book is readable and enjoyable, while at the same time providing lots of statistics and data in a very readable form." reviews Caring for Our Parents

"I wish I had this book when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Actually, I wish I read it twenty years ago. This book will raise your level of preparedness, and provide you with the answers to hundreds of mystifying questions that typical caregivers face when a health care crisis occurs."

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 McKnight's Long-Term Care News reviews Caring for Our Parents

"Book on Long-Term Care Tells It Like It Is"

"A new book should be on the required reading list of novices and season veterans of long-term care. It is called “Caring for our Parents: Inspiring Stories of Families Seeking New Solutions to America’s Most Urgent Health Care Crisis." Read the full review


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Watch Howard talk about elder care on Seniors Today (Jan. 31, 2011)

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Watch Howard talk to Brian Sullivan at Fox Business about tax reform (Jan. 25, 2011)

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Watch Howard moderating an Urban Institute panel on deficit reduction (December 7, 2010)

To link to CSPAN click here


Listen to Howard speak to the National Press Foundation about dementia caregiving (December 7, 2010)

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Listen to Howard talk about President Obama's Fiscal Commission on Here and Now (November 11, 2010) click here


Listen to Howard talk about empowering caregivers with John Mills of ecare diary on blogtalk radio (October 25, 2010) click here 


Listen to Howard talk about changes in the changing tax law on Here and Now (August 3, 2010) click here


Listen to Howard talk about elder care on The Aging Boomers radio program (May 10, 2010), click here


Listen to Howard talk about the CLASS Act and long-term care on "Here and Now" WBUR-Boston Public Radio) December 11, 2009 click here


Listen to Howard on "Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast" (WYPR Maryland Public Radio)

      Click here and scroll to the October 6, 2009 show 


Listen to Howard on "Here and Now" WBUR-Boston Public Radio (August 21, 2009) click here.


Listen to Howard on Minnesota Public Radio (August 18, 2009), click here


Listen to Howard on Sound Medicine, Indiana Pubic Radio (August 16, 2009) click here


Listen to Howard on AARP radio (August 11, 2009), click here


Listen to Howard on Wisconsin Public Radio (June 17, 2009) click here


Howard has been named as a "Leader in ElderCare" by Inside Eldercare. For a podcast of his interview with Ryan Malone, click here


To read a transcript of Howard's appearance on the syndicated radio program Something You Should Know with Mike Carruthers, click here


To listen to Howard discussing long-term care on the Diane Rehm Show (October 23, 2007), click here and scroll down to the second segment to listen.


Watch Howard's TV interviews here:


To watch Howard on WUSA-TV (CBS) on the 2010 election, click here


To watch Howard talking to Fox Business News on the federal budget, click here 


To watch Howard talking to Fox Business News on taxes, click here.  


To watch Howard talking to WUSA-TV (CBS) on the economy, click here


To watch Howard talking about taxing "carried interest," click here


To watch talking to WUSA-TV (CBS) about the economic meltdown, click here


Book Information
St. Martin’s Press
320 pages