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The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself

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Everything you need to know to ensure that your elderly loved one is being properly cared for.

People today are not only living longer, they are also living sicker—making aging and caring for elderly loved ones more complicated than ever before. In this extensive guide, caregiver advocate Carolyn Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Harlequin
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Carolyn A.
Feb 06, 2015 Carolyn A. rated it it was amazing
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Reviewed on FEBRUARY 1, 2015 | Self-Help

Not limited to addressing the needs of Alzheimer's patients, this compact manual from Brent, founder of Caregiver Story and Grandpa's Dream, two nonprofit organizations geared toward providing comprehensive support for caregivers, walks readers through the crucial issues of moving their aging loved ones into an assisted-living facility as well as discussing emotional, medical, legal, and financial issues with them. Checklists are provided fo
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Jan 26, 2015 BMR, MSW, LSW rated it liked it
NOTE: I won this from a Goodreads Giveaway.

The checklists included at the end of each chapter are great for anyone who is worried about forgetting what questions to ask. Caregiving is overwhelming under the best of circumstances, and if there are complex family dynamics and conflicts at play it is like being run over by a bus repeatedly and without warning.

Why only 3 stars? I was excited to read this book and very disappointed when I did. I thought the book was lacking, in that Carolyn Brent see
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Very helpful, well-presented information. While I wish I had read it sooner, it still offered valuable information and reinforcement.
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I wish I would have read this before my parents were in there 80's. The book gives the caregiver or care giver to be, a good idea of what is ahead and how to plan properly.
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