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The Family Caregiver's Guide (The Family Caregivers Series)

Harriet Hodgson


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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.

Praise For The Family Caregiver's Guide (The Family Caregivers Series)

“Harriet’s latest work is grounded in an honest approach to the full spectrum of what it takes to care. Her focus on the daily realities caregivers have to contend with is a refreshing perspective and one that caregivers at any stage could benefit from reading.” – Adrienne Gruberg, President/Founder, The Caregiver Space,

“Harriet Hodgson’s latest book, The Family Caregiver’s Guide, immediately put me at ease. The chapters are well organized. Checklists and questions, sprinkled throughout the book, give the reader opportunities to reflect about caregiving. Smart Tips at the end of each chapter act as a review of information. This is a must-read for new and experienced caregivers alike. Harriet has much to share with the caregivers of the world.” – Mary Jane Cronin, MA, LMHC, Cronin Counseling and Coaching, Largo, Florida.

WriteLife Publishing, 9781608081264, 174pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

About the Author

Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance writer for 36 years and is the author of 34 books, including eight grief resources. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and Association for Death Education and Counseling. Hodgson is a Contributing Writer for The Caregiver Space website, Open to Hope Foundation website, and The Grief Toolbox website. She has appeared on more than 170 talk shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, she has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer’s and bereavement conferences. Hodgson’s work is cited in Who’s Who of American Women, World Who’s Who of Women, Contemporary Authors, and other directories. She lives in Rochester, Minnesota with her husband, John. Please visit for more information about this busy author and grandmother.