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Louise Joanisse

“Lise Cloutier-Steele shares an honest overview of the difficulties she has had to face in caring for her father who lives in a nursing home. Her style is open and humorous, making it an easy read despite the seriousness of the subject. Her insights and checklists are a precious tool for those in search of a good nursing home. Her book is also a good reminder to us all to prepare for the future. If we are fully prepared, it will lessen the burden of the loved ones charged with the responsibility of caring for us.”
― Louise Joanisse, former caregiver to a loved one, eventual caregiver to another loved one, and most likely a loved one in need one day …

Blair Thomas Paul

“The public is largely ignorant of the current situation that many ailing seniors face in local nursing homes. It’s horrible! My grandmother used to say: “It feels like being in jail”. My Mom says: “God, I hope I never end up there.” And I mirror her feelings.”
― Blair Thomas Paul, artist and author of On the Edge of Discovery
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Annette Pelletier

“Cloutier-Steele’s book brought back some of the sad memories about my mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She has done an outstanding job at pinpointing the problems with nursing home care, and provides many practical solutions. Her book is a must-read for all caregivers, health care aides, and seniors like me who might be facing similar challenges in the near future.”
― Annette Pelletier, retired public servant

Lois Steele

“The author’s personal search for the basics, as described by the Ontario Ministry of Health, in a long term care facility for her father is extensive and well written. The book is insightful as it presents the facts on daily care, responsibilities, accountability and resources of the facilities. Comprehensive details of her father’s care are presented objectively in straightforward language. The chapter on what to look for when searching out a nursing home is extremely thorough and well thought out. In reading this book, I wondered what is in the future for long term care, and are there enough well-informed people as our author to guide us and our government.
― Lois Steele, former teacher and reviewer of children’s books

Lysbeth White

“Lise Cloutier-Steele has covered all the bases. I urge anyone over 50 to read her very informative book about long term care and the struggles it entails. Her book presents a poignant picture of one woman’s fight for dignity for her parent, and by so doing she has spoken up for all the elderly who need such respect and care. But it also applies to a situation we may find ourselves in some day.”
― Lysbeth White, volunteer at a long term care facility

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