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Book Review: The Comfort of Home - A Complete Guide for Caregivers, 3rd Ed
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The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers, 3rd Edition
Maria M. Meyer with Paula Derr, RN

Book Details:
Published: 2007
ISBN 10: 0-9664767-9-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-9664767-9-8
Price: $24.95
Where to buy: CareTrust Publications, LLC

(Kissimmee, FL-March 2007) Now in its third edition, this fully updated, award winning title continues to provide caregivers with reliable, simple and practical information to help them through the care giving journey. Whether taking care of an elderly parent, or a loved one with a chronic illness, care giving can be mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging. Understanding what difficulties will be faced and being prepared to deal with them can make a world of difference. Covering everything from basic questions like, Is Homecare for you? to special challenges like, travel and end-of-life issues, The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers is a must-have for any person assuming, or considering, the caregiver role. Simple, practical, and empowering, this guide will teach readers how to avoid caregiver burnout and prepare them for the unique challenges they will face in a day-to-day basis. Other important topics include preparing the home, purchasing equipment and assistive devices, helping with activities of daily living, ensuring proper nutrition, and much more. In addition, readers will benefit from the checklists, free or low-cost resources, and tips sprinkled throughout the book. The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers, 3rd Edition will bring confidence and peace of mind to all caregivers. It is also a valuable resource for family members and home health professionals looking for a useful teaching tool.

About the Authors:
Maria Meyer is a keynote speaker and workshop leader on caregiver topics to healthcare professionals and community groups. In 1989, she founded CareTrust Publications and is committed to providing high-quality, user-friendly information to those who face an illness or the responsibilities of caring for friends, family, or clients.

Paula Derr is a clinical educator for three hospital emergency departments in Portland Oregon. She is co-owner of InforMed, which publishes emergency medical services field guides for healthcare professionals.

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