Do You Find Yourself in the Role of Caregiver?
If you are caring for an aging parent, spouse, or other loved one, you are not alone. Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of all households in the United States are providing care for an elderly person. Although you may be willing to help, you may find the task comes with unexpected challenges. Matters you never thought about are now your responsibility—healthcare, housing, financial and legal matters, as well as day-to-day issues involving nutrition, medications, and personal safety. You may find yourself worried, overworked, and exhausted.
Over the past thirty years, Doctor Marion Somers, a leading geriatric specialist, has helped thousands of individuals and their families with these matters. Now, in Elder Care Made Easier, she draws from those decades of experience to offer 10 practical steps to help you navigate your caregiver's journey:
Put safety first
Improve the lifestyle
Make life easier with adapted equipment
Manage financial issues
Take care of legal matters
Find mobility in disability
Find the right housing
Hire help when it's needed
Learn to let go
Doctor Marion Will Save You Time, Money, and Heartache