One more in the growing number of family homer-care guides. This book covers home-care thoroughly--from the basics of providing good nutrition and a pleasant, safe environment for the aging but ambulatory to the step-by-step how-tos of caring for the bedridden. Each topic is covered briefly and clearly; bold headings make it easy to find specific subjects. In their zeal to push a worthy cause, the authors paint a rosy picture of this endeavor and downplay the difficulties--the changes in living patterns that are advised, to say nothing of the personal sacrifices that are necessary. Nevertheless, the ideas they offer are practical and adaptable to various situations. Among them are important safety tips and ingenious new gadgets that make the mechanics of living easier for old people and for those who care for them. Health problems that often afflict the elderly are discussed, too. Overall, a practical working guide.