As an internist and physician for more than 20 years and medical director at three local nursing homes, Mahesh Moolani said that he often meets with those responsible for the needs and care of elderly loved ones.
“We often need to make decisions which are life-altering for our loved ones and for our own selves and at times, are not pleasant or easy,” he said. “It can be a difficult role.”
After years of conversations with caregivers, Moolani has written the book, “Tough Decisions In Care of Elderly Loved Ones: A Guide for Caregivers.”
With uncertain futures from disease, including dementia, cancer, heart and lung conditions, the book serves as a guide for those addressing concerns and making tough decisions.
“I won’t tell you what to do,” Moolani said. “But I will guide you.”
Taking one year to write the book, Moolani said it is filled with data and statistics to help in a straightforward way.
“It deals with almost all types of scenarios we come across when dealing with the care of older people,” he said.
Moolani also discusses living wills, advance directives, home health services and skilled care facilities. He treats adult patients but feels a draw to elderly patients. Through his work, he hopes to impact and improve the quality of life.
His Facebook page has more than 4,000 followers, and he uses social media to share timely medical information.
Moolani’s book is now available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle book.