This 4th Edition updates the prior editions of this illustrated, award-winning guide for family and para-professional caregivers. This guide is used by families, home-care agencies, assisted living facilities, government agencies, and hospitals involved in providing care for an aging or disabled person in the home. From A to Z, the guide helps caregivers: make the home safe and comfortable for people with special needs; easily handle everyday activities like toileting, bathing, feeding and dressing; know how to prevent back injuries with wheelchair transfers; ensure proper nutrition and exercise for you and the person in your care; handle any emergency and know the latest CPR procedures; understand the Affordable Care Act; deal with the particular needs of an aging person; understand end-of-life health care documents, plan for funerals, and deal with grief.
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Maria 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. In 1993, when her father-in-law suffered a stroke, 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 HomeŽ A Complete Guide for Caregivers now in its fourth edition earning the Benjamin Franklin Award in the health category and Finalist in the Book of the Year award by ForeWord Reviews. Maria has co-authored a caregiver guide series including the MS, Stroke, Parkinson, Alzheimer s, Chronic Lung Disease, Chronic Liver Disease and Chronic Heart Failure editions. She is a keynote speaker and workshop leader on caregiver topics to health care professionals and community groups, as well as, the Northern California Caregiver Community Action Network (CCAN) volunteer for the Caregiver Action Network (formerly the National Family Caregiver Association). For more than 10 years, Maria has practiced Taoist Tai ChiŽ and is a Beginning Instructor of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, Inc. Maria and her husband live in San Francisco. Paula Derr has been employed by the Sisters of Providence Health System for over 37 years. The past seven years she has been working in the Quality Management office as Quality Coordinator. She is author of emergency medical services field guides for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and nurses and has co-authored numerous health care articles. For Paula, home care is a family tradition of long standing. For many years, Paula cared for her mother and grandmother in her home while raising two daughters and maintaining her career in nursing and health care management. Her personal and professional experience adds depth to many chapters of this book. Paula is active in several prominent professional organizations OrAHQ, NAHQ, ENA,and AACN, and is an officer on the OrAHQ Board. Paula is a native Oregonian and lives with her husband in Portland.Review:
... provides the foundation of information needed by family caregivers to plan for care, provide care, and take care of themselves as they move through their caregiving journey. A great reference for family caregivers. --Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, National Center on Caregiving, Family Caregiver Alliance
A must have resource for anyone assuming or considering the caregiver role. Physicians, family practitioners and geriatricians, and hospital social workers should be familiar with the book and recommend it to families of the elderly. --Reviewers Choice, Home Care University Quality Review
5 Stars - An excellent guide on caregiving in the home. Home health professionals will find it to be a useful tool in teaching family caregivers. --Doody s Health Sciences Review Journal
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Book Description Caretrust Pubns Llc, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 4th edition. 409 pages. 9.00x7.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0985139153