If you are filling the role of primary caregiver for a loved one — or if you suspect you may take on that responsibility in the future — you likely know how this commitment can turn your world upside down.
Handling day-to-day care…coping with the trials of dementia…planning for medical needs…dealing with legal and financial issues…arranging for additional care and more — they’re all part of your loving care.
The experts at Harvard Medical School have now created The Caregiver’s Guide to walk with you through your enormously important role. And it’s available to you right now!
Step-by-step, this comprehensive, interactive online course gives you the tools, strategies, and reassuring support you need to provide compassionate, encouraging, confident care to a loved one — and, just as importantly, to take care of yourself.
Overflowing with interactive worksheets, checklists, and practical hints and tips, this unique audiovisual course is a helpful roadmap to help you navigate the concerns you face today…and the unpredictable issues you may face down the road.
For starters, The Caregiver’s Guide shows you how to create a confidence-boosting plan to help you meet your loved one’s unique physical, emotional and financial needs. Building on that firm foundation, you’ll discover specifically how to…
Confidently handle day-to-day issues with ease.
Learn the best ways to meet such everyday needs as incontinence, hygiene, preventing falls, bathroom issues and health concerns. How to handle such nitty gritty tasks as changing an adult diaper, planning meals, and maintaining a loved one’s mobility. How to be an effective advocate for your love one. And more.
Provide compassionate care for someone with dementia or memory impairment.
The Caregiver’s Guide brings you effective strategies to ease your caregiver burdens — including helpful ways to improve communication…make mealtime less stressful…prevent confusion and wandering…eliminate household hazards…keep a loved one engaged and stimulated…and more.
Boldly deal with legal, financial and medical issues.
Find out why and how you should consider a geriatrician for medical care. How to prepare for a hospital stay and a return home. How to confidently handle the daunting ins and outs of wills and trusts, advance directives, finances, and insurance. And more.
With the interactive advice in The Caregiver’s Guide, you’ll have expert, step-by-step help to guide you every step of the way!
Engaging audiovisual presentations help you listen and learn about these strategies and how-to tips. Handy worksheets and checklists help you be prepared for practically any contingency. And convenient reference tools help you help you track down the specific support you need.
What’s more, you’ll find out how to find peace and comfort when you feel overwhelmed.
We fully understand the stress that caring for a loved one places on you. And we also know how important it is for you to care for yourself! That’s why The Caregiver’s Guide includes a full section to help you care for YOUR needs during this season in your life.
Bible verses for today’s meditation and inspiration: Matthew E. McLaren
Proverbs 11:24 There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
Ezekiel 8:6 And He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations which the house of Israel are committing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary? But yet you will see still greater abominations.”
Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
2 Chronicles 7:16 “For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
2 Corinthians 9:10 Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; Hebrews 5:12-14 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is
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