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Yale Hauptman is an elder care attorney who helps seniors and their families tackle the need for long-term care and how to pay for it. The real-life stories contained in his book illustrate what you should and shouldn’t do in preparation for a parent’s long-term care solution. Although “Be Nice to Me—I Pick Your Nursing Home! How to Plan for Your Parent’s Care without Going to the Poorhouse or Nuthouse” is meant to both educate and correct misconceptions, Yale’s desire and goal is to motivate you to take action. The first step is to find a professional in your area who is knowledgeable about long-term care and elder law, and the next step is to put a plan in place immediately. Then, when a crisis does hit, you’ll be emotionally, psychologically, and financially prepared to cope with one of the most difficult times you’ll ever live through.

Do you have a loved one who is looking into assisted-living or nursing home options for themselves or their parents? Then you should read Yale’s book. The book is available at or in Kindle format on