The Book

Caregivers Guide for Canadians Table

Ensure your loved one receives the best care possible

The number of Canadians providing or expecting to provide eldercare to a parent in need is already a staggering statistic. Baby boomers are aging and this figure is likely to grow substantially.

What should you do when your mother or father grows old? It’s the natural course of life, but so many children of aging parents are caught unprepared. When a parent’s physical or mental health begins to fail, an adult child can be left scrambling to help, balance his or her time, and even just cope.

The Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians will provide you with valuable advice to help you provide good eldercare while balancing all the demands on your time. It provides practical, realistic guidance; encouragement and insights to help you care for elders in need. This comprehensive guide answers the following questions and many more:

  • What should you expect when caring for your elderly parents?
  • Should your parent stay at home, or move to assisted living?
  • Who should you ask for help when you need it – siblings, professionals?
  • How do you balance caregiving responsibilities with your personal life?

The author guides you through typical caregiving issues and includes checklists for differing areas of eldercare, so that you can better manage and ensure that you’re providing the best care possible for your loved one.

The Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians is available at Chapters bookstores, at Amazon.ca, and from the Self-Counsel Press web site.

ISBN: 978-1-77040-040-5
Self-Counsel Press
$17.95 CDN

 

 

 

Reviews

I don't know why this essential book is not more widely publicized. It's a lifesaver for anyone who is caring for elderly parents or relatives. Utilizing his own personal experience, the author adeptly addresses every and any issue caregivers are faced with.

I'm amazed at all the details covered in this helpful guide. Some examples of the important information addressed include sharing caregiving duties & defining roles; caregiving from away; all manner of emotional aspects; living arrangements & other responsibilities; paperwork; things to do together or when visiting; managing the medical aspects; keeping balance in your own life; and so much more. A quick flip through the Table of Contents demonstrates just how much help resides within this book. A review never quite touches all the multiple benefits that rest between the pages of such a helpful book.

— Diane M. Schuller

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