The Comfort of Home® is a trademark of CareTrust Publications, an independent multi-language publisher committed to providing high quality, user-friendly information to those who face their own aging or the responsibilities of caring for family, friends, or clients.
What is Caregiving
There are 65.7 million family caregivers in the U.S. – 29% of the U.S. adult population. Over one in four Americans provide care to family and friends. Caregiving in the home is the fastest-growing unpaid profession in America. More and more, the burden of caring for the frail parent or relative falls on a family member. Without training, and often with little time to spare, family members must learn the caregiver’s job, find health care financing, retrofit the home for a disabled person, and become both nurse and counselor.
We provide assistance to caregivers and organizations through our caregiver training and support Guides , Caregiving Journal , Newsletters, Videos and instructor Training Kits. These caregiver resources are written to eighth grade level – easy to read, illustrated, with tips and notes, and peppered with humor. The award winning materials have proven to be cost effective and time saving for a variety of organizations serving and training both family and para-professional caregivers including nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, senior care facilities, home care agencies, and individual family caregivers.
Nationwide reach to support caregivers from large agencies such City of Los Angeles Department on Aging, State of Arizona Department on Aging, and customized Mini-Guides for In Home Supportive Services for the State of California (IHSS Public Authority), to small home care agencies. Our materials are offered in English, Spanish, Russian, and Cantonese and translated into French, Malay, Bahasa, Mardarin and Tagalog.
For more information on our services, please contact us by email or call at 1-800-565-1533.