The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide: Expert Solutions to Help You Make the Best Decisions for Your Loved Ones

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Expert Solutions to Help You Make the Best Decisions for Your Loved Ones

Providing eldercare while holding down a stressful job and a busy home life is a recipe for burnout. It is the worst climate in which to make thoughtful, informed decisions that have significant impact on the quality of life of an aging parent. The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide, written by one of Canada's foremost experts on eldercare, will provide the advice people need to make tough decisions about their loved ones, including:

  • Housing—can your loved ones live independently or do they need some form of assisted living?
  • Finances—are they in place to guarantee quality of life?
  • Legal and estate planning—do not wait for a crisis to plan around these issues
  • Medical needs—find out what resources are available to meet different levels of care
  • Independence and mobility—learn how to balance your parents' need for independence against the realities of their health situation.

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THE COMPLETE CANADIAN ELDERCARE GUIDE

Expert Solutions to Help You Make the Best Decisions for Your Loved Ones

Providing eldercare while holding down a stressful job and a busy home life is a recipe for burnout. It is the worst climate in which to make thoughtful, informed decisions that have significant impact on the quality of life of an aging parent. The Complete Canadian Eldercare Guide, written by on e of Canada's foremost experts on eldercare, will provide the advice people need to make tough decisions about their loved ones, including:

  • Housing—can your loved ones live independently or do they need some form of assisted living?
  • Finances—are they in place to guarantee quality of life?
  • Legal and estate planning—do not wait for a crisis to plan around these issues
  • Medical needs—find out what resources are available to meet different levels of care
  • Independence and mobility—learn how to balance your parents' need for independence against the realities of their health situation.

Caroline Tapp-McDougall offers advice that is comprehensive and presented in a positive and energizing way. The book also provides guidance for the caregiver on work-life balance to help alleviate stress and anxiety.

About the Author:

Caroline Tapp-McDougall is the publisher of Solutions magazine, a Canadian publication dedicated to the wellness of seniors, their caregivers and family. The author has a background in health care communications and extensive editorial experience in the areas of health, wellness, and medical writing. She is also a respected speaker at conferences and events across Canada and hosts a daily radio health segment. Caroline and her brother provide care for her mother, who is stroke-disabled and living in a long-term care facility. Ms. Tapp-McDougall is also the mother of three and resides with her family in Toronto, Ontario.

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