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Caregiver's Guide: Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones
     

Caregiver's Guide: Care for Yourself While You Care for Your Loved Ones

by Sharon E. Hohler
 
Every year, 65 million people give care to their frail, ailing, or disabled loved ones. Whether caregiving begins with a crisis or builds gradually, spouses, adult children, parents with sick children, even children themselves who care for parents and grandparents can find themselves struggling to navigate the often-confusing medical world while neglecting their own

Overview

Every year, 65 million people give care to their frail, ailing, or disabled loved ones. Whether caregiving begins with a crisis or builds gradually, spouses, adult children, parents with sick children, even children themselves who care for parents and grandparents can find themselves struggling to navigate the often-confusing medical world while neglecting their own health and well-being. How can caregivers care for themselves when they are consumed with tending to someone else?
This indispensible guide offers the information, support, and resources needed to achieve this difficult balance. In addition to advice on maintaining one’s own health and relieving stress, topics include medical terms and procedures, tips for doctor visits, ways to avoid mistakes in medicines, safety around the home, and the most common health problems. A list of resources and samples of important medical documents complete this essential manual.

Editorial Reviews

ARBA
this well-written guide is a timely and valuable resource.
Reference & Research Book News
"in this plain-language guide, Hohler urges caregivers to make self-care a priority"
From the Publisher
“this well-written guide is a timely and valuable resource.”—ARBA; “in this plain-language guide, Hohler urges caregivers to make self-care a priority”—Reference & Research Book News.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786449620
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/21/2011
Series:
McFarland Health Topics
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,191,526
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Orthopaedic surgical nurse Sharon E. Hohler is a member of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. The author of a number of journal articles, she is a member of the Heartland Writers Guild and the Missouri Writers Guild. She lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is a freelance medical writer and laboratory consultant. For more information, visit her website at www.elaine-moore.com. She lives in Sedalia, Colorado.

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