The Comfort of Home® for Stroke is a simple and practical hands-on guide for stroke survivor caregivers that will bring confidence, peace of mind, and reduce stress. Written with the expertise of Jon Caswell, lead editor and feature writer of the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Connection Magazine, this book guides readers through every caregiving stage—from understanding personality changes, preparing the home, purchasing equipment, working with your healthcare team, through activities of daily living. The Stroke edition promises to take the fear out of home care and bring caregivers confidence and peace of mind. It is a “must have” for the caregivers of the 5.5 million stroke survivors in the U.S.
Authors: Jon Caswell, Paula Derr, RN, and Maria Meyer
Format: Soft cover, 7 x 9, 344 pages
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PRAISE “This book is a masterwork of clarity and completeness. It provides all the practical answers to the myriad questions — from medicine to Medicare, home care to self-care faced by most family caregivers. Its illustrations, information boxes and bulleted points make for eye-appealing ease of use. There is no more helpful book available for the loved ones of stroke patients.” —Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D, author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers
“If you are a caregiver — especially someone new to caregiving — you should read this book. It includes many tips and lists of resources… I recommend this book as a gift to a caregiver or someone who is thinking about becoming a caregiver.” —Lin Wisman, Strokenet
Readers will find simple and easy-to-understand information on practical caregiving issues:
- making the home safe and comfortable for your stroke survivor
- handling everyday activities like toileting, bathing, and wheelchair transfers
- ensuring proper nutrition and exercise
- learning key factors for a successful stroke recovery
- dealing with particular personality changes in stroke survivors
- communicating with health care professionals to get the service you need
- avoiding burnout with advice on caregiver self-care
- checklists, free and low-cost resources, and tips to make your caregiving job easier
AUTHORS Jon Caswell, a lead editor and staff writer for Stroke Connection Magazine; Paula Derr RN, a clinical educator for emergency departments and co-owner of InforMed publishing for emergency medical services and Maria Meyer, a longtime advocate for family caregivers and founder of CareTrust Publications. Read more about the co-author.
Read about The Comfort of Home® for Stroke in Stroke Connection
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