Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive gives you, the caregiver, ways to meet your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs and those of your elder to promote healing, well-being, and survival. Based on the author’s research and fourteen years of experience caring for her mother, this book provides many resources to find the right place for your elder to live, explains ways to improve communication to help find solutions to problems, and gives organization ideas for medical, financial, insurance, and legal documents. It offers ways for a caregiver to get time away from caregiving responsibilities and contains information substitute caregivers must have to keep their elders safe. Along with all this, the book explains the signs of the end of life, ways to celebrate an elder’s life, and gives duties of an executor of an estate. It also includes ten useful charts to assist in assessing and recording an elder’s needs and capabilities.
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Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive, by Joan Y Edwards, is a comprehensive handbook for those who are taking care of or may need to take care of an elderly person. So often when one becomes a caregiver to a parent or other relative, they are not at all prepared for the job at hand. Being unprepared can cause stress to the caregiver and to the person being cared for.
With Joan’s handbook, this stress, frustration, and exhaustion can be relieved. There is advice for how to handle emotions that are sure to arise and for making sure to provide social outlets for your elder, and so much more. From first deciding the best location for your loved one to the end of life discussions, this book has it all. The book even provides checklists to use and a whole host of resources!
Of essential importance, is making sure your own needs are met. We often forget to care for ourselves when we are caring for a loved one. However we are no good to them, if we are not good to ourselves. What is sometimes difficult to think about are the financial issues to consider after your loved one has passed. Joan’s book discusses how to best handle wills, trusts, estates, and more. There is even a section on grieving our loved one.
I especially love the anecdotal stories she shares about her time caring for her feisty, witty elderly mother. Her experiences are what prompted her to write this book. She realized how much she needed to consider before deciding to provide full-time care for her mother. There did not seem to be a comprehensive guide to help her, so she decided to write her own. This is a book everyone should have if they may ever need to care for an elderly person. Joan Y Edwards has thought of everything!
About the Author
Joan Y. Edwards is author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive published by 4RV Publishing. It provides caregivers the information they need to meet their needs and the needs of the elders in their care. Edwards wrote and illustrated Flip Flap Floodle, a picture book that tells about a Never Give Up duck who believes his song will save him from Mr. Fox but finds himself in big trouble when Mr. Fox doesn’t like his song.
Joan’s blog has over 360,000 views and over 350 subscribers. It contains ways to improve writing and marketing skills to improve writers’ chances to be published. Joan is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She celebrates life with acceptance, love, and laughter.
* Website: http://www.joanyedwards.com
* Never Give Up blog: https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com
* Joan’s Elder Care Guide Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMauKAqqQ4
* Flip Flap Floodle Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A35hBM1Mn38
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