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|Book Review: The Comfort of Home - An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers, 2nd Ed|
The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers, Second Edition
Maria M. Meyer with Paula Derr, RN
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Regular Price: $23.00
Web Discount Price: $19.95
1999 Benjamin Franklin Award
Now - at last - a guide that promises to take the fear out of home care and bring confidence and peace of mind to caregivers.
Simple and Practical! Starts with the basics – which most books wrongly assume you already know. Easy to read.
Positive and Empowering! Contains all the information you need at your fingertips – both now and as new health care needs arise. Like a trusted friend, it will guide you every step of the way.
Full of Money-Saving Ideas! Emphasizes simple ways to prevent accidents and infections that lead to expensive hospital stays.
About the Authors:
Maria Meyer has been a long-time advocate of social causes, beginning with her work as co-founder of the Society for Abused Children of the Children's Home Society of Florida. She was also the founding Executive Director of the Children's Foundation of Greater Miami. Maria continued her work in institutional advancement for nonprofit organizations, ranging from homeless shelters to botanic gardens. When her father-in-law suffered a stroke in 1993, Maria became aware of the need for more information about how to care for an aging parent. That led Maria to found CareTrust Publications LLC, a company dedicated to producing reader-friendly books that help ordinary people cope with their increasing responsibilities for aging family members and friends. She also founded CareTrust Services, LLC, an advisory firm that helps faith-based organizations develop affordable housing and assisted living for the elderly. Maria and her husband have four children and live in Portland, Oregon.
Paula Derr has been employed by the Sisters of Providence Health System for over 25 years and is a Clinical Educator for three emergency departments in the Portland metropolitan area. She is co-owner of InforMed, which publishes emergency medical services field guides for emergency technicians (EMTs), paramedics, firefighters, physicians, and nurses and has co-authored numerous health care articles. For Paula, home care is a family tradition of long standing. She has a special understanding of the challenges caregivers face in caring for people with Alzheimer's. For many years, Paula cared for her mother and grandmother in her home while raising two daughters and maintaining her career in nursing and health management. Her personal and professional experience adds depth to many chapters of this book. Paula is active in several prominent professional organizations -- SCCM, ENA, AACA, NFNA- and holds both local and national board positions. Paula is a native Oregonian and lives with her husband in Portland.