Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW

The Leading Advocate for Health Awareness & Caregiver Support
Speaker - Author - Consultant - Counselor

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Role Reversal is a comprehensive guide for the 45 million people currently taking care of family members who need assistance because of health-related problems. It is written to help caregivers understand how to cope with and overcome the overwhelming challenges faced by caregivers. Ms. Waichler shares her personal experience caring for her beloved father and his life story with her forty years of expertise as a patient advocate and clinical social worker. The result is a book offering invaluable information on topics ranging from estate planning to grief, building a support network and finding the right type of care for your aging parent.

Riding The Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide To Educate And Inspire is for anyone struggling with infertility. Ms. Waichler shares her struggle with infertility and her professional expertise and experience working with people building their families in many ways. This comprehensive guide offers invaluable information including honest interviews and insights from people who have traveled on this roller coaster journey. This book has won multiple book awards including Best book of the Year from the National Association of Parenting Publications (NAPPA) and Finalist for Best Book of the Year from Foreword Magazine and USA BookNews.

Are You Struggling with the Stress of a Health Issue? Are You the Caregiver for an Ill Loved One? Are You a Medical Professional Seeking Ways to Better Support Patients and Their Loved Ones?

If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, Iris can help you. Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW is a leading advocate for health education, caregiver support, and patient care. With over 35 years of experience as a licensed Social Worker who has worked with hundreds of patients and their families, Iris is an in-demand speaker, counselor, consultant, and author. Her mission is to educate and empower people who feel overwhelmed by their own health challenges, and to support the caregivers of others.

Iris’s first book, “Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster: A Guide to Educate and Inspire” received multiple awards, and her latest book, “Role Reversal, How to Take care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents”, is receiving outstanding reviews.

So if you’re seeking support in navigating & managing the challenges you face, click here to learn about her support services. And if you’re seeking a unique keynote speaker for your next event, or would like Iris to conduct a private session to educate your employees or Medical Staff, click here to see the presentation topics she offers.


Role Reversal was named one of the top 8 Books on Caregiving in 2016 by Caring.Com 

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Recent awards for Role Reversal


Role Reversal, How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents is now available  for purchase @  Amazon,  Barnes and Noble website @ or you can order it from your local bookstore.


“Role Reversal is the best wise friend you could find to guide you through the challenges of caring for aging parents and for yourself as well. Stories of her parents’ lives and her own experiences with them breathe life and confidence into the process of caring for aging parents. An invaluable resource, the book covers every detail you’ll need to know in an engaging and useful way.”
Susan Hadler, author of The Beauty of What Remains

What a great book.
“When I was first asked to write this, I thought to myself. What will I say? How will I say it? As a medical professional, and as an educator in the field of Geriatrics, I felt as though it would be easy to find the words. Instead, I found myself being educated.Iris delicately describes the nature of life struggle as we get older. She not only describes how to be an advocate for your parents but also fulfilling that role as daughter. This book is sure to help in the understanding of words like hospice and Alzheimer’s. It addresses living wills, estate planning, driving concerns, adult-day enhancement, nursing home and just what to expect during the mortal nature of living. More than anything though, it reflects on decline such that dignity may be preserved.”
Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS Geriatric Internal Medicine, Adjunct Faculty University of Utah

 I was thrilled to learn Role Reversal received a Finalist Award from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for 2018. The award is shown above. I will be traveling to New Orleans in June to personally receive this award. I am proud to say this is the 7th major book award Role Reversal How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents has received.