In their twilight years, people begin to rely more and more on their friends and family to get through their day. In Indian homes, it is not unusual to see adult children sandwiched between parenting and caregiving obligations, with both young children and elderly parents in the house.
The Home Stretch is an empathetic yet handy guide that seeks to simplify caregiving and equip readers with the tools and guidance required to build a safer, happier and more comfortable life for the seniors around them. From tips on helping elders remain independent and healthy to taking care of the bedridden, the book covers a wide range of topics to meet the progressively complicated needs associated with caring for ageing loved ones.
A product of the author's years of caregiving experience and interactions with countless doctors, counsellors, senior citizens and other family caregivers, this book has the ability to transform how we look at ageing and the elderly.
Sanjay Dattatri is a software engineer. Over the last seven years, however, he has been working on various initiatives to make the lives of the elderly in India better. He was a full-time director of India's first store exclusively for senior citizens called the 'Old is Gold' store, based in Chennai, for over five years.
He lives in Chennai with his wonderful and supportive wife, son and his mother-in-law.