Review/ Caregiver's Guide for Canadians

Edmonton author Rick Lauber tackles a difficult subject matter with his guide on caring for our aging parents

IF you begin to reach a certain age, you may know that with advancing years also comes increased responsibilities – not only to yourself and your own family (if you have one), but also to your parents. This is something that Edmonton writer Rick Lauber discovered in his own life when he became a caregiver to both of his parents during their increasing health problems.

Lauber draws from his experiences and presents easy to understand, clear advice for laypeople in Caregiver's Guide for Canadians. This slim volume is jam packed with information that any adult caregiver needs to learn. Information includes how to work with other family members, how to create a safe environment, helping aging parents stay active, things to look for when hiring outside help, and (perhaps most importantly), looking after yourself.

Caregiver's Guide for Canadians is organized in a way to allow readers to refer back to the information over and over again. There is a substantial section of references for organizations and other places and websites relating to eldercare. The book concludes with a variety of checklists, worksheets, and charts that can be copied and filled in as needed.

If you have parents that will require your care either now or eventually, or you know someone in that position, Caregiver's Guide for Canadians is an indispensable resource.


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