The Comfort of Home® Multiple Sclerosis Edition is a simple and practical guide designed to take the fear out of home care and to bring confidence to MS caregivers. Written in collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this Guide answers all of a caregiver’s questions about the day-to-day care for a person with MS. Also an invaluable reference for individuals with MS, this illustrated guide includes worksheets, tips and free or low-cost resources.
Authors: Paula Derr, RN, and Maria M. Meyer, in collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Format: Soft cover, 7 x 9, 324 pages
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PRAISE “This book is empowering to caregivers and patients by offering step-by-step answers to the many questions that we face day-to-day. A broad stroke of issues, with clear visuals, this book is easy to read, in a well-organized format with critical information and resources at your fingertips. If home is where the heart is, this book educates the reader about the many issues that stand before people living with chronic conditions and provides answers and avenues for getting the best care possible.” —Kathleen Wilson MA, MFA; Founding President MSWorld, Inc.
“… a large amount of detailed, practical advice on caregiving for MS patients in an easily digestible format…”—LIBRARY JOURNAL, Cleo Pappas, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago
Readers will find simple and easy to understand information on practical caregiving issues:
- understand medical terms associated with MS
- how to set-up a safe and comfortable home for the person whose needs are changing
- making the decision to provide home care
- preparing the home for comfort and safety
- assisting with activities of daily living
- strategies to avoid caregiver burnout
- financial management
- purchasing equipment
- travel, therapies
- checklists, free and low-cost resources, and tips to make your caregiving job easier
AUTHORS The MS edition written in collaboration with the experts at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Paula Derr, RN, Quality Coordinator at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center; and Maria Meyer, a longtime advocate for family caregivers and founder of CareTrust Publications. Read more about the authors.
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