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

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

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