Caring for someone with a chronic or debilitating illness can be deeply satisfying as well as uniquely challenging. Partners, family, and friends can be drawn more closely together when they meet these challenges. Yet, caregiving can also be physically and emotionally exhausting, especially for the person who is the primary caregiver. CareTrust Publications is pleased to partner with Operations Medical Libraries, who provides complimentary medical education recources to local and international health care organizations. Upon OML's recommendation, CareTrust Publications donated caregiver guides from The Comfort of Home caregiver series to Brentwood Presbyterian Church and Santa Barbara Vision Care Program, as well as Imagine Asia (Afghanistan and Pakistan), Daeyung Luke Hospital (Malawi) and Sister Aklesia Memorial Hospital (Ethiopia). www.comfortofhome.com
These guide books describe how to prepare for the task of caregiving. It shows how to set up a home in a safe and comfortable way for the person whose needs are changing and abilities are declining because of an illness and takes readers through every aspect of daily care. This may be as basic as activities of daily living, such as bathing or helping someone transfer from a chair to a bed, or as daring as traveling abroad with a person whose health is declining. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, we frequently use illustrations throughout the guides.