Book: Eldercare as Art and Ministry

This book addresses the fact that, despite the inevitability of aging, the vast majority of us are ill-prepared for eldercare.

Eldercare as Art and Ministry broadens and deepens an understanding of eldercare as an art and as a ministry. As art, eldercare requires creativity, imagination, and perseverance. Here, ministry is considered in its fullest meaning, to include guiding, administering, serving, waiting upon, or acting as a loved one’s agent. Through stories, lessons, and poignant vignettes, Jackson-Brown calls each one of us―whether young or older, ordained or laity, fortunate or less fortunate, prepared or not―to serve and care for an aging loved one. For lay people and professionals, this book is a guide to navigate the challenges of eldercare and to find meaning in this important work.