So how does a daughter cope with moving her elderly parents from Chicago to Denver and becoming their primary caregiver? This is a story about learning on the job to deal with constant medical and emotional crises, about deciphering the eldercare lingo, about trying to figure out how to maintain some sort of quality of life, about juggling the financial and legal problems associated with the aging process, and about the surprising joys of making life meaningful enough that when one looks back at this time, it all seems worthwhile.
Mimi Pockross is a freelance writer who writes about family issues. The mother of two sons and the grandmother of two boys, Mimi lives in Denver and Vail, Colorado with her husband of forty-nine years. She is also the author of “Shopping for a Living: A Memoir on Merging Marriage, Motherhood and Merchandising.”