The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers

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CareTrust Publications, 2007 - Medical - 385 pages
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Burnout —áthe complete drain of physical, spiritual, and emotional reserves —áoccurs when a caregiver slips into exhaustion or depression. More and more frequently, the responsibility of caring for the chronically ill child, the disabled spouse, or the aging parent falls on a family member. From the decision to be a caregiver to dealing with day-to-day activities, this guide provides help with every aspect of home care. Also included in this edition are a checklist of tasks, a chapter on self-care and avoiding caregiver burnout, a glossary, and list of helpful resources.
 

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This book is very well put together, and is addressed to the in family care provider for those with Alz. The book takes you through early diagnosis through the end stages of the disease, and gives practical clear advice on compassionate care for patients. Great guide! Read full review

Contents

Part One letting eaou
4
Is Home Care For You? ap j 2 Using the Health Care Team Effectively
25
Getting InHome Help ap
45
Paying for Care 2P
57
Financial Management and Tax Planning
79
Planning for EndofLife Care ap
91
Preparing the Home P
97
Equipment and Supplies p 777
108
Part Two ou
143
How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
155
A wellorganized format with critical information and resources at your finger
176
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180
Part Three Aooiional Resources
357
Physicians family practitioners and geriatricians and hospital social workers
388
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Meyer has been a long-time advocate of social causes, beginning with her work as co-founder of the Society for Abused Children of the Children's Home Society of Florida. She was founding Executive Director of the Children's Foundation of Greater Miami.

Derr has been employed by the Sister of Providence Health System for over 25 years and is Clinical Educator for three emergency departments in the Portland metropolitan area.

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