Mindfulness is key, Ann Cason writes. Good care begins with watching and listening, with entering the elder's world and accepting it. Drawing on decades of experience in caring for the elderly, Cason helps us understand how old age feels and how we can help.
Then, through exercises, care studies, and numerous examples and suggestions, Circles of Care shows how to:
Â Â Â â¢Â Work out a plan of care
Â Â Â â¢Â Assemble and foster a caregiving team
Â Â Â â¢Â Create an uplifting daily routineâand vary it creatively
Â Â Â â¢Â Plan nutrition, medical needs, finances, and outings
Â Â Â â¢Â Improve the elder's personal care and physical environment
Â Â Â â¢Â Ease conflicts between elders and their caregivers or families
Â Â Â â¢Â Avoid caregiver burnout
Â Â Â â¢Â Work with mood swings, confusion, and memory loss
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