I have been there. A father who had a stroke and endless issues of how to best care for him at home, and a mother whose fall started a lead to her decline. Yes, I know what you are going through. These experiences and others were the driving forces for me to not only open Homewatch CareGivers here in Plymouth Michigan but also to write “A Son’s Journey: Taking Care of Mom and Dad.” I wrote this book to help others deal with the aging of their parents and loved ones so as to provide them with a useful resource.
I remember the feelings of helplessness, feelings of guilt, caregiver burn-out, and not knowing where or who to turn to. The isolation hit me like a ton of bricks, even as a nurse and health care professional! I then thought about how people without the tools and knowledge of how to navigate the health care system, managed their situations. That was the main reason I wrote “A Son’s Journey.”
My hope for my readers, is that they will find one or two helpful tips that will make their journey a successful and more positive one. Some of these tips that are highlighted in the book address how to talk with your parents about their aging and the many issues surrounding that. There are tips that talk about how and why elderly people fall and more importantly how to help prevent it. My favorite part of the book talks about giving the gift of hospice and how hospice is so misunderstood. Further, I actually offer 100 specific helpful tips and resources that can be put to use. As I said, I hope you find a few things that will be useful.
Should you be interested in learning more about “A Son’s Journey” click here to view the book’s website.