Providing eldercare while working and managing a busy home life is a recipe for burnout and is the worst situation in which to make thoughtful, informed decisions that have significant impact on the quality of life of an aging parent. The Complete Guide for Family Caregivers, written by one of Canada's foremost experts on eldercare, provides the advice people need to make smart decisions, both with and for their loved ones, including housing, finances, legal and estate planning, medical needs, and independence and mobility. This book provides not only practical advice but also discusses the various situations that may confront you and provides real, actionable information and sources to help you along the way in your eldercare journey.
About the author
Caroline Tapp-McDougall is the publisher of Caregiver Solutions magazine, a Canadian publication dedicated to the wellness of seniors, their caregivers, and their families. The author has a background in health-care communications and extensive editorial experience in the areas of health, wellness, and disability as the managing editor of a number of Canadian magazines in print and online. She is also a respected speaker at conferences and events and is on the board of directors of the Canadian Abilities Foundation.
Excerpt: The Complete Guide for Family Caregivers (by (author) Tapp-McDougall Caroline)
As Mom, Dad, or other relatives grow older, our relationship begins to change. Those we have depended on for so many years may now start to rely on us physically, and perhaps emotionally, too.
As our population ages the incidence of dementia such as Alzheimers, chronic illnesses and lifestyle ailments are destined to soar. If you are not a caregiver now the chances are you will be at some point in the future. Having Caroline Tapp McDougall's exceptional book at your fingertips will be a key resource that is a necessity on your journey.
--Dr. Dan Andreae, Past Chair of the Canadian Abilities Foundation, Former Chair of the Patrons Council of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto