Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders

Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Home Care for Our Elders

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by Ann Cason, Reeve Lindbergh
     
 

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“My parent needs help, but refuses to consider a nursing home.” That’s the dilemma facing millions of baby boomers today. How can we ensure responsible, compassionate, even uplifting care for our aging parents at home?

Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason writes. Good care begins with watching and listening, with entering the elder's world

Overview

“My parent needs help, but refuses to consider a nursing home.” That’s the dilemma facing millions of baby boomers today. How can we ensure responsible, compassionate, even uplifting care for our aging parents at home?

Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason writes. Good care begins with watching and listening, with entering the elder's world and accepting it. Drawing on decades of experience in caring for the elderly, Cason helps us understand how old age feels and how we can help.

Then, through exercises, care studies, and numerous examples and suggestions, Circles of Care shows how to:

  • Work out a plan of care
  • Assemble and foster a caregiving team
  • Create an uplifting daily routine—and vary it creatively
  • Plan nutrition, medical needs, finances, and outings
  • Improve the elder’s personal care and physical environment
  • Ease conflicts between elders and their caregivers or families
  • Avoid caregiver burnout
  • Work with mood swings, confusion, and memory loss

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834830202
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/02/2015
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
313 KB

Meet the Author

Ann Cason is the founder and director of Circles of Care, an organization that provides homecare consulting and training services to both families and caregivers of the elderly. She has been a caregiving coordinator and consultant for over twenty years.

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Circles of Care: How to Set up Quality Care for Our Elders in the Comfort of Their Own Homes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I am a Caregiver to the Elderly population and when I read this book, it made things very clear. Though it is aimed at family members of an Elderly person, Caregivers outside the family unit will benefit greatly from this book. From putting one's self into the world of an Elderly person to daily care needs to teamwork to taking care of yourself, this book covers it all! Very well written and an easy and enjoyable read! A Must Read for all Caregivers, no matter what their relationship to the Elderly! Kudos!