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

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9780966476767: The Comfort of Home Multiple Sclerosis Edition: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers

Now—at last— a Guide that promises to take the fear out of home care and bring confidence and peace of mind to MS caregivers. Simple and Practical! Starts with the basics— which most books assume you already know. Easy to read. Positive and Empowering! Contains all the information you need at your fingertips— both— now and as new health care needs arise. Like a trusted friend, it will guide you every step of the way. Full of Money-Saving Ideas! Emphasizes simple ways to prevent injuries and infections that lead to expensive hospital stays. 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 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. She is a keynote speaker and workshop leader on caregiver topics to healthcare professionals and community groups and a volunteer with the Caregiver Community Action Network for the National Family Caregivers Association. Paula Derr, RN She is a clinical educator for the Sisters of Providence Health System. Her personal and professional caregiving experience adds depth to many chapters of this book. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promote research, educate, advocate on critical issues, and organize a wide range of programs—including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS.

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a must-read for anyone who cares for someone with MS. Mindfully illustrated, well-organised, and exhaustive in its breadth of information... Dean Kramer, Essayist, Author of Life on Cripple Creek; Essays on Living with Multiple Sclerosis, Management Team MSWorld, Inc empowering to caregivers and patients...who will benefit from this concise and realistic view of managing life with a chronic condition. --MS World, Kathleen Wilson MA, MFA, Founding President

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