Author Harriet Hodgson introduces us to The Family Caregiver’s Guide:
Caring for a loved one at home. What’s really involved? And what does it mean for your family and future? Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. The Family Caregiver’s Guide fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life. Drawing on the author’s extensive caregiving experience, this book provides strategies to care for your loved one, inside and out, as well as for yourself—including how to use your natural skills in your new role, and which skills you may need to add. You’ll discover how to set up your home for caregiving, including a safety checklist, equipment suggestions, and words you should know. And for those days that are more than a handful, you’ll find positive affirmations, a section on facing and accepting illness, and smart steps at the end of each chapter, in case you need guidance in a hurry. Caregiving has both rewards and challenges. But through it all, you’ll discover what’s most important—that caregiving is love in action.
This is a book written with a tremendous amount of love and experience. Harriet has distilled years of caregiving and education into a book that is a valuable source of information as well as encouragement. As she so ably points out, caring for a family member can turn your world upside down and be very lonely at the same time.
I feel much wiser after reading this book and far more understanding of the many hurdles a family caregiver encounters on a daily basis.
I rate this as a 5 star read for several reasons and cannot recommend it highly enough! If you are not in this situation yourself, you may well know someone who is and they are very likely to need your help.
This is one of several books that Harriet has written.
dementia, eldercare, foster-care, self-care, inspirational, support, Alzheimers
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Copyright © 2017 Mark L Schultz except for the author's introduction
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