Wise Advice for Caregivers

by Diana S Davis

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/11/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781504342995

About the Book

Wise Advice for Caregivers was inspired by the author’s experience as a caregiver. She gives advice and guidance about how to best perform your job as a caregiver to a parent, family member, patient, or client, and also provides support for doing home care for the elderly. Many people have to provide elder care for their families, as the baby-boomer generation are rapidly becoming senior citizens who need care. This book, Wise Advice for Caregivers, also provides the definition of diseases, injuries, common surgeries, and sicknesses of the elderly. The definitions are explained with simple descriptions. The author also gives some common sense advice on how to deal with the various problems that occur in care giving, such as: how to move and lift the client, how to give comfort and love to someone who is dying, and how to prepare for the additional care needed during that time. The caregivers will need to heed advice to take care of themselves, so they don’t experience “burnout” while care giving. She gives safety tips so you don’t hurt yourself while transferring the client from one place to another, addresses hospice care for the dying patient, and gives a list as to what will occur from the start of disease to final days.

About the Author

Diana S. Davis has many years working as a caregiver. She started at the age of nineteen taking care of her husband, and this extended to other kinds of caregiving experiences that spans forty years. She has gone to college and studied psychology and sociology.

Diana has done hospice care for dying clients and also worked caring for the elderly, sick, and handicapped clients. She has also worked in the medical field for many years as a phlebotomist, drawing blood. She learned that the elderly and handicapped had many challenges they faced each day. The caregivers and families that have to care for the clients or family members have challenges too.

Diana is willing to share what helped her in her work as a caregiver.