Real-world practical and inspiring

What does caring for a loved one at home really involved? 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 informational gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life.

61GIa7smZEL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Drawing on the author Harriet Hodgson’s own extensive caregiving experience, “The Family Caregiver’s Guide” 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.

As informed and informative as it is real-world practical and thoroughly ‘user friendly’ in organization and presentation, “The Family Caregiver’s Guide” should be considered reading essential for anyone anticipating or already engaged in caring for a loved one in the family home. Of special note are the chapters on ‘What Skills do You Need?’ and ‘Getting Ready for Home Care’. Particularly useful are the three Appendices: Home Safety Checklist; Medicine Cabinet Supplies; Terms to Know.

Simply stated, a copy of Harriet Hodgson’s “The Family Caregiver’s Guide” should be a part of every community library, senior citizen center, and family counseling center instructional reference collection. For personal reading lists it should be noted that “The Family Caregiver’s Guide” is also available in a Kindle edition ($6.99).

 

Helen Dumont
Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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