McKnight’s reviews The Savvy Resident’s Guide

I wanted to share with you this review of The Savvy Resident’s Guide from James Berklan, Editor of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News:

A savvy caregiver’s resource

James M. Berklan, McKnight's Editor
James M. Berklan, McKnight’s Editor


If there is anyone who knows how to get inside the head of a troubled long-term care resident, it is Eleanor Feldman Barbera. Better than that is the fact that this talented nursing home psychologist is willing to share her insights.

She does so regularly with insightful guest articles for McKnight’s and her own My Better Nursing Home blog. But now she’s also become a book author. Set for official release on Monday, this is a publication primarily aimed at consumers, yet it can be an invaluable tool for caregivers as well.

Why? Barbera’s mission is to make the individual’s experience at your workplace (and hers) as pleasant as possible. This means smoothing the lines of communication and better understanding the thought processes between resident and caregiver.

“The Savvy Resident’s Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Nursing Home Stay But Were Afraid to Ask” is available online via Amazon. It’s worth taking a look here to learn about the special deals the author is offering to readers who invest the $13.99 for the 181-page paperback ($4.99 for the Kindle version). The add-ons are a bit dizzying, frankly, but in a good way. I think I added up at least $30 worth of professional audio interviews tossed in as a bonus if you buy during a certain period.

The book is composed in what has become a familiar Dr. El writing style. She excerpts discussions with residents to illustrate various points of emphasis, which is helpful to the potential resident, his or her family members and also caregivers. This often involves three different sets of ears, set to three different frequencies. Under Barbera’s light touch, however, they can tune in together.

For the whole review, visit McKnight’s A Savvy Caregiver’s Resource


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