Taking Care of Mother: An Age of Transition is an everyday guide to being a caregiver to an elderly person, and in this case, it is the author’s mother. Over the period of a few years, she chronicles her mother’s need for a caregiver at various stages of her declining health. As this was a new experience for the daughter, she began keeping a journal of lessons learned and resources used as she fulfilled the role of her mother’s caregiver. Not every situation is the same, but there are many things that are basic when one becomes a caregiver to another. Often, the time comes and little planning has been done. This guide to the kinds of resources available (legal, financial, medical, etc.) is a valuable start to becoming a caregiver and can help in planning for the caregiver’s own future needs.