The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers

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CareTrust Publications, 2007 - Medical - 385 pages
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Burnout — the complete drain of physical, spiritual, and emotional reserves — occurs 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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User Review  - fredalss - LibraryThing

I found the advice in this book helpful for my home care client's family. Many are exhausted with the stress. The suggestions have been useful for some. Read full review

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User Review  - VicksieDo - LibraryThing

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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