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5 Helpful Books Every Caregiver Should Read

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on

Taking care of an aging family member is a demanding and difficult job, which is why many live-in Palm Desert, CA, caregivers appreciate the advice and comfort that can be found in books about caregiving. If you are interested in learning how to be a more effective caregiver or hearing the stories of other people in the same position as you, you should definitely check out these five amazing books.

1. How to Care for Aging Parents – 3rd Edition: A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues

By Virginia Morris and Jennie Chin Hansen RN 

This must-have book provides comprehensive details about all aspects of caregiving, from financial planning to emotional care. This book will help you organize your loved one’s current or future care plans.

2. The Complete Eldercare Planner, Revised and Updated Edition: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help 

By Joy Loverde

This updated version of the old classic is particularly beneficial because it takes into account modern medical care and technology. The book will help caregivers stay up-to-date on the latest senior care methods and learn where to go for further help.

3. Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions 

By Paul Hogan and Lori Hogan

For caregivers who are overwhelmed by the many options available, this book will narrow down the options and make the process less daunting. It evaluates the benefits and disadvantages of various options and even offers budgetary advice.

4. Eldercare for Dummies 

By Rachelle Zukerman

If you’re looking for a light-hearted approach to senior care, this is part of the classic Dummies series that provides humorous and simple instructions for caregivers. This guide might seem like it would be goofy, but it actually provides emotional reassurance to both caregivers and seniors.

5. Circles of Care: How to Set Up Quality Care for Our Elders in the Comfort of Their Own Homes

By Ann Cason and Reeve Lindbergh

What if your loved one doesn’t want to leave home? This book is perfect if you are taking care of a family member who is against moving into a nursing home. It helps you set up medical and emotional care in the comfort of your elderly loved one’s home.

While making plans with your senior loved one, consider hiring a trusted Palm Desert, CA, home care agency. Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert provides comprehensive live-in, hourly, and respite care that enables seniors of varying needs to age in place with confidence. Our custom care plans are specifically designed to accommodate your loved one’s unique needs and promote his or her overall health and wellbeing. Customize your loved one’s care today by calling (760) 345-0001 to schedule a free consultation with a friendly Care Manager.