This book is now available for order.
Caring for a loved one at home. What’s really involved? And what does it mean for your family and future?
Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. The Family Caregiver’s Guide fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life.
Drawing on the author’s extensive caregiving experience, this book provides strategies to care for your loved one, inside and out, as well as for yourself—including how to use your natural skills in your new role, and which skills you may need to add. You’ll discover how to set up your home for caregiving, including a safety checklist, equipment suggestions, and
words you should know. And for those days that are more than a handful, you’ll find positive affirmations, a section on facing and accepting illness, and smart steps at the end of each chapter, in case you need guidance in a hurry.
Caregiving has both rewards and challenges. But through it all, you’ll discover what’s most important—that caregiving is love in action.
Harriet Hodgson has cared for three generations of family members—her mother who developed dementia in her 80s and her twin grand-children who were teenagers when they lost both of their parents in accidents in 2007. Then, in 2013 Hodgson’s husband’s aorta dissected and he had three emergency operations. Surgeons managed to save his life, but he suffered a spinal stroke during the last operation, and his legs are paralyzed. Hodgson is now his caregiver and, when she needed a boost, she started writing affirmations. Once she started, Hodgson couldn’t stop writing them and a few dozen grew into the hundreds in this collection.
Hodgson is the author of 35 books and thousands of print/Internet articles. Hodgson has appeared on more than 185 radio/blog talk radio shows and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, she has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer’s, and bereavement conferences. Her work is cited on Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories.
Hodgson lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband John. For more information about this busy author, grandmother, and wife, please visit harriethodgson.com.
The Family Caregiver’s Guide is available for order in the WriteLife online store. All versions (print and eBook) are available for order through Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other major book and eBook retailers.