Collection of short stories and poems reprinted in a easy to use format for care-givers
to read to the elderly in nursing homes, hospitals, or who are housebound.
When caring for or visiting an elderly friend, relative, or patient,
most of us have found that after a few minutes of small talk, we run out of
things to say. In an effort to bridge those silent moments, [this] new
anthology provides a wonderful and entertaining way for caregivers to spend
meaningful time with an elderly companion.
With the older adult in mind, Banks and Rizzo carefully selected 52
stories and poems (one for every week) encompassing a broad range of themes
including love, family, and friendship and settings that would evoke
nostalgic recollections and warm recollections of the past. Many well-
known authors are represented including Louise Erdrich, Carolyn Osborn and
A Loving Voice will be deeply appreciated by all those responsible for
visiting or caring for the elderly. It will be especially useful to
nurses, nurses' aides, nursing home workers, hospice workers, and all
others who serve as caregivers for an elderly person.
Reviewed by Cendra Lynn, Ph.D.