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I was very pleased to chat about caregiving from a male perspective with Liz O’Donnell of WorkingDaughter.com. Our interview link is below:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently announced that Canadian caregivers can be eligible for extended Compassionate Care benefits. Read more in my Letter to the Editor published in the Toronto Star newspaper: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2016/01/08/caregiving-changes-welcome.html.
Following a number of guest blog submissions from me, The Caregiver Space has now posted a review of my book! Thanks to Jonah, Cori, and Shirley for helping to make this happen …
The upcoming holidays aren’t always merry for caregivers. I’ve shared some tips on reducing increased holiday stress as well as where and how to celebrate in my second published article for Wellness Magazine:
I was pleased to be interviewed for this Metro Edmonton article … the frail and elderly seniors frequently get much of the attention while family caregivers are often ignored and/or completely forgotten. While this news story focuses on Alberta’s caregivers, the issues remain very similar for caregivers living elsewhere as well.
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/.
This is Morse Code for “caregiving”: -.-. .-
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