The Family Caregiverâ€™s Guide
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Caring for a loved one at home. Whatâ€™s really involved? And 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. TheÂ Family Caregiverâ€™s GuideÂ fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life.
Drawing on the authorâ€™s extensive caregiving experience, this book provides strategies to care for your loved one, inside and out, as well as for yourselfâ€”including how to use your natural skills in your new role, and which skills you may need to add. Youâ€™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, youâ€™ll find positive affirmations, a section on facing 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, youâ€™ll discover whatâ€™s most importantâ€”that caregiving is love in action.
Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance writer for 37 years and is the author of 35 books, including eight grief resources. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and Minnesota Coalition for Grief Education and Support. Hodgson writes for The Caregiver Space Website, Open to Hope Foundation website, and The Grief Toolbox website. She has appeared on more than 185 talk shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, Hodgson has given presentations at public health, Alzheimerâ€™s, bereavement, and caregiving conferences. Please visitÂ www.harriethodgson.comÂ for more information about this busy author, grandmother, and caregiver.
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