The Comfort of Home for Stroke: A Guide for Stroke Caregivers (Comfort of Home Series)
  • The Comfort of Home for Stroke: A Guide for Stroke Caregivers (Comfort of Home Series)
  • The Comfort of Home for Stroke: A Guide for Stroke Caregivers (Comfort of Home Series)

The Comfort of Home for Stroke: A Guide for Stroke Caregivers (Comfort of Home Series)

by Maria M. Meyer, Paula Derr
     
 

This complete guide helps caregivers, family members, and stroke survivors understand the day-to-day issues faced by care providers. It guides readers through every stage of care, from explaining different kinds of strokes to understanding personality changes brought on by the illness. Other topics covered include how to prevent strokes from recurring, making the

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This complete guide helps caregivers, family members, and stroke survivors understand the day-to-day issues faced by care providers. It guides readers through every stage of care, from explaining different kinds of strokes to understanding personality changes brought on by the illness. Other topics covered include how to prevent strokes from recurring, making the home safe and comfortable, returning to work after a stroke, and preventing caregiver burnout.

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Reviewer: Rita Wilson, BScN. M. Ed. MN(c)(York University)
Description: This book addresses the day-to-day challenges of caring for someone living with the residual effects of a stroke.
Purpose: It is intended to provide answers for people faced with the prospect of caring for stroke survivors at home. It gives timely and useful information that can be used by a variety of caregivers — not just those caring for people living with the residual effects of a stroke. The book clearly meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is intended for caregivers. The author has published several other books on this subject.
Features: The authors cover a variety of issues that are relevant for caregivers, including: what to expect from the recipient of care; how to make the home safe; challenges of caring for a stroke survivor at home; possible home-care options; available community resources and funding sources; and planning for return to work. The chapter outlining the day-to-day caregiving activities is particularly well done, providing very practical suggestions to minimize caregiver strain. As well, it includes very clear and detailed illustrations to supplement written descriptions of various activities that the caregiver will need to perform. The chapter entitled Understanding Stroke — One Disease, Two Causes includes medical terms and explanations enclosed within brackets that may decrease the overall clarity of the chapter for the intended audience.
Assessment: The book is well written. Undoubtedly, it addresses an important issue — that of caring for a stroke survivor at home. The information it provides is invaluable to caregivers in general.
Library Journal
Meyer and Derr (coauthors, The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers) collaborate again for a new addition to their popular series, this time with Stroke Connection magazine editor Caswell. Comprehensive and practical, the current book is organized into three parts: the first pertains to general background information about strokes and caregiving options; the second discusses specific aspects of daily living for stroke survivors (from dressing to toileting, bathing to eating); and the third encompasses several glossaries (including one for medical abbreviations) and an index. The text's large font and bulleted-list format within each section-as well as diagrams detailing bed making, lifting procedures, eating aids, and more-make this handbook easy to read and singularly useful. Highlights include coverage of the important but often neglected topic of caregiver stress and a substantive chapter on various methods of paying for care, including the recent changes in Medicare. Relevant resources (associations, web sites, books) follow each chapter, and helpful tips are interspersed throughout. Strongly recommended for public libraries and consumer health collections.-Jennifer Johnston, formerly with San Bernardino P.L., CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966476781
Publisher:
Care Trust Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Comfort of Home Series
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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