MINI-GUIDES

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PRICING

Mini-Guides are sold in packages of 25 of the same title:

  • 1-10 Packs $87.50/pack ($3.50 each Mini-Guide)
  • 11-20 Packs $75.00/pack ($3.00 each Mini-Guide)

Size: 7 x 9 Softcover

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Frequently Purchased with  Caregiving Journal

The Comfort of Home® Mini-Guides are series of concise, specialized booklets for caregiver training and support, each booklet is a complete  chapter from the award-winning guidebook  Caregiving in The Comfort of Home® A Complete Guide for Caregivers – 4th Edition 

 

The Mini-Guides are available in packages of 25 per title:

1. Is Home Care For You? – understand caregiving challenges and an explanation of housing options (22 pgs)

2. Using the Health Care Team Effectively – communicate with healthcare professionals to get the service you need (26 pgs)

3. Getting In-Home Help – how to find and screen agencies, or hire help privately (18 pgs)

4. Paying for Care – understand the public and private financial assistance available (26 pgs)

5. Financial Management & Tax Planning  – year-end tax strategies, Social Security benefits, Medicaid guidelines and key legal documents to ensure a person’s wishes are honored (18 pgs)

6. Planning For End-of-Life Care – key legal documents to insure a person’s wishes are honored (6 pgs)

7. Preparing the Home – make the home safe and comfortable for the caregiver and people with special needs (22 pgs)

8. Equipment and Supplies – know where to buy, borrow and how to pay for equipment (26 pgs)

9.  Setting Up a Plan of Care – a daily record of the care and treatment after a hospital stay (14 pgs)

10. How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout – deal with the emotional burdens and where to find help (22 pgs)

11. Activities of Daily Living – handle everyday activities like toileting, bathing, and prevention of pressure sores–and more (42 pgs)

12. Therapies – explanations of physical therapy, occupational therapy, specialized therapies, and range-of-motion exercises (18 pgs)

13. Special Challenges – communicating with stroke patients; AIDS and the older adult; depression; pain management; transportation and travel (34 pgs)

14. Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise – proper nutrition; therapeutic diets; dehydration prevention; careful food preparation (34 pgs)

15. Emergencies – learn the latest American Heart Association CPR standards; emergency procedures and prevention tips; when to call an ambulance (18 pgs)

16. Body Mechanics-Positioning, Moving, and Transfers – learn how to prevent back injuries; correct moving and positioning (22 pgs)

17AD. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – understand Alzheimer’s; tips on relieving boredom; improving communication; dealing with agitation, hallucinations, sundown syndrome and wandering (22 pgs)

17. Hospice and Palliative Care – how to prepare and pay for hospice care; questions to ask when choosing a program (10 pgs)

18. Funeral Arrangements & the Grieving Process – funeral details to be addressed; financial considerations; information needed after death (18 pgs)

 NOTE: With a bulk purchase, the  Mini-Guides can be customized with your organization’s name on the back cover and with a special insert.  

 

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