Hashkafic and Halachic Insights into Elder Care and Kibbud Av Va'Eim
As people continue to live longer lives, care needs for the elderly continue to change and become more complex. For Jewish households, such advances also raise a number of pertinent, yet sensitive concerns and challenges with regard to the mitzvah of honoring one’s parents. These issues may range from the halachic, emotional, and financial, to the medical, legal, and logistical.
Writing from a Torah perspective, the author has compiled an indispensible guide relating to elder care and Kibbud Av V’eim. Among the topics addressed in detail: Caring for a frail and sick parent, care management, end of life issues, aveilus, honoring parents after their petirah, confronting the challenges of life, death, and illness.
The text is filled with halachic and hashkafic material, essential Responsa from Sages past and present, and also includes an Appendix of pertinent resource documents.
This authoritative, groundbreaking text is an essential learning tool, resource, and reference work for all Jewish households, counselors, Rabbis, educators, physicians, and related health care professionals. You Are Your Parents’ Keeper provides a clear, methodical framework that allows all readers to face these challenges in an organized, compassionate, and informed manner.