Susan Geffen | "The Elder Care Guru" and Author of "Take That Nursing Home and Shove It"

Susan Geffen

"The Elder Care Guru" and Author of "Take That Nursing Home and Shove It"

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Susan Geffen

Susan was born on the south side of Chicago and after the riots in the 1960's, moved to Morton Grove. She moved to California to attend law school.

She was a civil rights attorney for many years advocating for elderly and disabled clients.

After teaching as an Elder Law Professor at Loyola Law School and serving as in- house counsel for a major nursing home corporation based in Southern California, Susan received her Master's Degree in Gerontology from the University of Southern California.

Susan currently practices as an elder law attorney, and as a geriatric care manager, helping families and their elderly relatives.

In addition to her elder law and geriatric care services, Susan has written several books, including "The Seven Triggers of Mental Health Decline In Seniors"; "Susan's Essential Book of Elder Care Forms"; and just released, "Take that Nursing Home And Shove It!"

Since 2009, Susan's popular public seminars, "Raising UP Your Parents" have been attended by over 10,000 Baby Boomers and elderly spouses who come looking for help with a variety of aging issues.

Susan is often referred to as the "Elder Care Guru," by her 8,000 plus monthly e-newsletter and 10,000 + and growing Facebook followers. Her Facebook page is

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The New Way To Get Rich In America. Stealing from your parents.

Currently writing a book on this subject, Susan has received calls and worked with dozens of families who have been experiencing a child of an elderly parent stealing from them. This is an epidemic in the U.S. as adult children look to their parents for financial support, often stealing from their bank accounts, taking out reverse mortgages, changing Living Trusts. This wreaks havoc on the entire family as the elderly parents are often left without the means to support themselves and siblings become enemies. Susan addresses all of these issues and more, while offering solid advice on how to avoid these issues and what the remedies are when these events take place.

Aging with Dignity. Navigating the challenges of aging in America.

Betty Davis once said, “Getting old isn’t for sissies.” She’s right. In addition to the physical and cognitive challenges, one must have the financial where with all to afford the care they need as they lose the ability to do many of the activities of daily living. They must stay active, and avoid becoming isolated, which can lead to an early onset of dementia, depression, and physical illness. Susan discusses there issues and much more and offers step by step planning so that we can all age with dignity and not fall victim to many of the pitfalls of aging in America.

Why nursing homes are the last place you want to end up

Susan wrote, “Take that nursing home and shove it!” because she became convinced that nursing homes are the last place anyone wants to end up at the end of their lives. Most are under staffed, and have poorly trained employees in positions of “caring” for the patients/residents. Susan spent two years researching for her book, which has 22 pages of citations to back her up. Susan addresses these issues and why they exist, and offers solutions ranging from how to stay out of nursing home to how the government can help change things for the better.

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