The Comfort of Home Multiple Sclerosis: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers

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With this book in hand, MS caregivers will understand the day-to-day issues that MS patients confront. This empowering guide offers practical advice on every aspect of home care for the MS patient, from preparing the home for comfort and safety to assisting with activities of daily living. Other topics covered are financial management, purchasing equipment, travel, therapies, and strategies for avoiding caregiver burnout.

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A to Z! Takes you through all the steps of home care, helping you to: · identify what is needed to provide in-home care.· Work with your partner to use the healthcare team effectively · use the healthcare team effectively · make the home accessible , safe and comfortable · understand equipment and supplies · assist your partner with activities of daily living · ensure proper nutrition and exercise for the person in your care · understand medical terms associated with MS · avoid caregiver burnout · prepare for the future concerning financial management and other difficult decisions Plus—Checklists, resources, and tips to make your job easier.

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Maria M. 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 and founding executive director of the Children's Foundation of Greater Miami. When her father-in-law suffered a stroke in 1993, Maria became aware of the need for better information about how to care for an aging parent, a responsibility shared by millions of Americans. That experience led Maria to found CareTrust Publications and to co-author the award winning guide, The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers, earning the Benjamin Franklin Award in the health category. She is a keynote speaker and workshop leader on caregiver topics to healthcare professionals and community groups as well as a Caregiver Community Action Network volunteer in for the National Family Caregiver Association.

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