Home Care Assistance, a provider of in-home senior care, recently published "The Handbook of Live-in Care."
This is the second book published in the Home Care Assistance senior wellness series, following the wildly popular "Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life."
Written by Dr. Kathy N. Johnson, Dr. James H. Johnson and Lily Sarafan of Home Care Assistance, the handbook draws from their combined 28 years of experience in senior care.
Covering everything from the psychology of homebound seniors to caregiver tips on nutrition, exercise and oral healthcare for seniors, The Handbook is the first definitive resource for family caregivers.
"This year, family caregivers will provide 12 billion hours of care for their loved ones, and the number continues to grow," Sarafan said. "These family caregivers, though well-intentioned, often are inexperienced with the needs of an aging senior. As a result, family caregivers are seven times more likely than the average adult to suffer from stress or depression. Our book aims to provide these caregivers with a how-to guide for their most common questions and challenges."
"Caregiving takes a tremendous emotional toll," said Dr. Kathy Johnson, founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance. "Adult sons and daughters are especially vulnerable as they balance the needs of their elder loved ones, their families and children and their social and work responsibilities. This book will help them manage the stress associated with caregiving and recognize when it may be time to hire a home care agency."
For more information about Home Care Assistance, visit www.homecareassistance.com.