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American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving Paperback – September 15, 2001
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The American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving provides the information you need to take the best possible care of an elderly, ill, or disabled person in a home setting. Written by experts from the American Medical Association, the book explains such essentials as how to:
- Plan and arrange a room to adapt to a loved ones needs
- Give medications, maintain hygiene, monitor symptoms, deal with incontinence, provide emotional support, and relieve boredom
- Choose a home healthcare provider
- Pay for home healthcare, including Medicare and Medicaid, and long-term care insurance
- Care for a person with Alzheimers disease or a terminal illness
- Choose between alternative living arrangements such as assisted living facilities or nursing homes
- Take care of yourself, the caregiver
With advice that touches both the physical and the emotional aspects of caregiving, this supportive, practical handbook will help make the experience as successful and rewarding as possible for you and your loved one.
For more than 150 years, the American Medical Association has been the leading group of medical experts in the nation and one of the most respected health-related organizations in the world. The AMA continues to work to advance the art and science of medicine and to be an advocate for patients and the voice of physicians in the United States.
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Top Customer Reviews
diabetic neuropathy and can't walk. But she's a good kid and
we take care of her. This book has helped. Although the object of the book at first seems to be to develop a care plan; it really is a book of primary skills that you need in caregiving.
The book is best because you are not overwhelmed with 465 ways
to help your loved one. This is a primary and basic skills book.
Buy this book if you are new at caregiving and don't know where to start. Because the American Medical Associarion wrote it, I imagine that it would be good for all caregivers to buy it. I just love this book. It's like a Boy Scout manual. It's user-friendly for your brain. And sometimes simplicity can do more good that needless complications and theories. Thank you and I wish you luck.
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NOT BAD TO HAVE
BUT NOT MY FAVORITE AT THIS POINT.