The Family Caregiver’s Guide: How to Care for a Loved One at Home by Harriet Hodgson

Caring for a loved one at home. What s really involved? And what does it mean for your family and future? Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. The Family Caregiver s Guide fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research…

Caring for a loved one at home. What s really involved? And what does it mean for your family and future? Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. The Family Caregiver s Guide fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life. Drawing on the author s extensive caregiving experience, this book provides strategies to care for your loved one,
inside and out, as well as for yourself including how to use your natural skills in your new role, and which skills you may need to add. You ll discover how to set up your home for caregiving, including a safety checklist, equipment suggestions, and words you should know. And for those days that are more than a handful, you ll find positive affirmations, a section on facing and accepting illness, and smart steps at the end of each chapter, in case you need guidance in a hurry. Caregiving has both rewards and challenges. But through it all, you ll discover what s most important that caregiving is love in action.
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A clear, useful guide from an experienced caregiver”

Five Star Review on AmazonĀ By carlc

This book provides clear, organized information on how to provide long-term care and support for a family member. It’s clear that the author knows what she’s talking about, allowing us to benefit from her hard earned experience. This goes way beyond the “take care of yourself” nonsense advice that’s usually given out and goes to things you can actually do to survive caregiving with your self and your health intact.

About the Author

Harriet Hodgson has been writing for 37 years, is the author of thousands of print/Internet articles, and 35 books. Her work touches a variety of topics: child nutrition, sexual harassment, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, caregiving, grief reconciliation and recovery.

In 2007 four of her family members, including her elder daughter, died within nine months. Turning to her occupation for comfort, Hodgson sat down at the computer and poured out her soul in words. She vowed to write her way through grief and six resources came from ths promise. In addition to writing books, Hodgson is a Forum Editor/Writer for the Open to Hope Foundation website.

All of her writing comes from life experience. Her recent releases are “The Family Caregiver’s Guide,” “Affirmations for Family Caregivers,” “A Journal for Family Caregivers,” and “The Family Caregiver’s Cookbook.” Other releases include “Writing to Recover: The Journey from Loss and Grief to a New Life,” “Writing to Recover Journal,” “101 Affirmations to Ease Your Grief Journey: Words of Comfort, Words of Hope,” “The Spiritual Woman: Quotes to Refresh and Sustain Your Soul,” “Happy Again! Your New and Meaningful Life After Loss,” “Help! I’m Raising My Grandkids: Grandparents Adapting to Life’s Surprises,” and “Walking Woman: Step-by-Step to a Healthier Heart.”

A popular speaker, Hodgson has given presentations at nutrition, Alzheimer’s, hospice, and national grief conferences. She has appeared on approximately 180 radio talk shows, including CBS Radio,and dozens of television stations, including CNN. When she was in the CNN studio in Chicago, a small fire broke out in the ceiling, one minute before air time.

Apparently a curtain had touched a hot light. Though the fire was smothered, Hodgson was an anxious guest. Afterwards, she asked her husband how the CNN apperance had gone. He said she appeared a bit fragmented. “Fragmented?” Hodgson queried. “It was trial by fire.”

Her work is cited in “Who’s Who of American Women,” “Who’s Who in America, “World Who’s Who of Women,” “Contemporary Authors” and other directories. Hodgson lives in Rochester, Minnesota, USA with her husband.

For more information about this busy author and grandmother visit www.harriethodgson.com.

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