Aging & Health A to Z
Caregiving How To's
Caring for an older person at home requires a team of people with different skills and perspectives. Doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy all make important, specialized contributions, but family members or friends give the day-to-day care.
A nursing home becomes a valuable option when the amount of medical care and nursing attention the older person needs cannot be provided at home.
Communication problems can be frustrating for the older person and his or her caregiver. The older person may become upset because of not being able to hear or understand what others are saying, or because of having trouble expressing thoughts.
Eldercare at Home covers over 25 topics, giving guidance and providing clear, practical instructions for dealing with common caregiving problems.