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A Stroke of Good Luck
by Grace Rudolph
Paperback March 2003
PublishAmerica, Inc.; ISBN: 1592863574

This page-turning novel contains dark twists and turns and an undercurrent of laugh-out-loud humor. Set in a small New England town, it is the story of Gloria Lombardi's close knit and at times warring family and circle of friends. They take risks to protect Gloria's friend Apolonia, a young social worker, who is being stalked by the enraged husband of a woman she is trying to protect. The title is taken from a quote by the Dalai Lama Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

Ice Floes and Polar Bears: An Inside Look at Nursing Homes
by Grace Rudolph
Paperback (November 2003)
PublishAmerica; ISBN: 1413703984

When Grace was a child at St. Angela Merici School, Sister James told the class that when their parents got old they should take care of them. "If you don't," she said, raising a thin, perfectly arched eyebrow and laying on years of guilt, "You'll be like the Eskimos who used to put their elderly, sick parents out on ice floes for the polar bears..."

Ice Floes and Polar Bears will give you an insight into the daily frustrations and triumphs of long term care.

Selecting a Nursing Home - Helping You Make the Decision
Kathleen O'Toole
1stBooks Library; ISBN: 1588202100

When Someone You Love Needs Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or In-Home Care: The Complete Guide
by Robert F., Ph.D. Bornstein, Mary A., Ph.D. Languirand
Newmarket Press; ISBN: 1557045348

When an aging family member needs some extra help and care, whether a parent, spouse, sibling, or friend, this is the book to get. It delivers bottom-line, no-nonsense, practical information for every stage of need, from the earliest signs of illness, through the nursing home, and beyond.

The Nursing Home Choice: How to Choose the Ideal Nursing Home
by Marian R. Kranz, Adolph Caso (Editor)
Paperback - 250 pages (May 1998)
Branden Publishing Co; ISBN: 0828320306

This one-of-a-kind guide introduces you to the world of nursing homes and long-term-care facilities. It takes you on a tour of a nursing home with interview questions for its staff (including appropriate answers and misleading comments). All interview questions for each staff member are reprinted in Appendices, and you are encouraged to photocopy them and take them with you on your tours.

The Inside Guide to America's Nursing Homes: Rankings & Ratings for Every Nursing Home in the US. 1998-1999
by Robert N. Bua
Paperback - 864 pages 1998-1999 edition (November 1997)
Warner Books; ISBN: 0446673080

In this guide, expert Robert Bua takes the mystery, frustration and guilt out of choosing a dependable, safe, high quality nursing home. Divided into two sections, The Inside Guide to America's Nursing Homes explains nursing home alternatives and rates and ranks every certified nursing home in the country.

Old Friends
by Tracy Kidder
Paperback Reprint edition (October 1994)
Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap); ISBN: 039571088X

A study of old age in America focuses on two nursing-home residents whose friendship allows them to understand their past, cope with their present circumstances, and confront their futures with hope and inspiration.

Choosing a Nursing Home: A Guidebook for Families
by Marty Richards
Paperback - 110 pages Reprint edition (March 1985)
University of Washington Press; ISBN: 0295962216

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