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Eldercare and Caregivers
Eldercare impacts virtually everyone at some point in their lives. Thus, the resources provided here highlight information that is especially important to caregivers who are also family members.
Caring for an Aging Parent  (362.60973 CAR)
Covering all the bases, this guide gives readers sensible information they need to know to care for an aging parent.
This comforting and poignant guide bridges the gap between elderly parents and the adult children who care for them, with trusted answers to questions most asked by caregivers in this challenging situation.
How to Care for Aging Parents  (362.6 MOR 2004)
This excellent book covers all the emotional, legal, financial, medical, and logistical issues in caring for the elderly.
Local Organizations
CHATS Community Home Assistance to Seniors
126 Wellington St. W., Suite 103
Aurora L4G 2N9
Phone: 905.713.6596
Eldercare Home Health
Phone: 416-482-8292
Respite Services
102 Main Street S. Unit 3
Phone: 905.898.6455
This book provides excellent information for the intimate partners of people living with serious health problems. Collinge draws on cutting-edge scientific research along with his experience counselling couples facing serious illness to offer a range of insights, strategies, and techniques that caregivers can utilize to promote their partners' physical and emotional well-being-while also promoting their own.
The Baby Boomer's Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parent is a comprehensive guide to caregiving. It offers honest lessons on caring for parents and teaches techniques on how to meet physical, mental and emotional needs efficiently and lovingly, while caring for oneself too.
This book is written for those caregivers who are part of the "sandwich generation." These are the caregivers that are caught between the needs of their elderly relatives and their young families. They often feel invisible, their own needs unobserved and unappreciated by those around them. The Caregiver's Survival Handbook not only offers practical caregiving advice but also helps these caregivers to deal with the emotional concerns they face.
This book features interactive worksheets and resource lists and offers practical suggestions for coping with a variety of issues faced by caregivers on a daily basis. Sample topics include planning an intervention, managing extended families, and avoiding burnout.
The author offers advice for the increasing number of baby boomers dealing with such issues as getting support as a caregiver for a parent, ambivalent feelings, and the stages of grieving. The guide includes information in question-and-answer format.
The Encyclopedia of Elder Care  (362.19897003 ENC)
Mezey's encyclopedia is a comprehensive source devoted to current peer-reviewed information on elder care with an impressive list of editors, advisers, and contributors and inclusion of related concerns such as Medicaid, Medicare, pensions, retirement, and voluntarism. Besides acute medical care topics, the work covers ancillary subjects such as restraints, wandering, suicide, relocation, etc.
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