Are you prepared for caregiving? Perhaps not! Please read my article in the Fall, 2014 issue of Wellness Magazine: http://www.wellnessalbertamag.com/family/are-you-prepared-for-caregiving/.
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Spruce Grove Examiner
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Holiday Caregiving and Helpful Books
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Caregiver's Guide for Canadians
A superbly written and well documented book that guides the reader through typical eldercare issues provided by professional and private caregivers. Rick Lauber is a Canadian author who offers a comprehensive guide to care of our loved ones in their "greying" years, including resources, checklists, and worksheets. The author packs this little gem with practical advice such as wills, trusteeships, guardianships, driving and home safety, mobility aids, hospital visits, accommodation, travel, demographic charts, ideas for gifts, special occasions, the best times to visit one's loved one, activities and support groups, finances, and much more. There is also a section on avoiding burnout. This invaluable book is a must for the one in five Canadians who are providing or will provide care to an elderly parent.
— Kenna McKinnon