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Caring for Someone in Your Home.

Caring for Someone in Your Home by K. N. Tigges, W.M. Mareil, and C.J. Alterio. New York: MAST Health Group, 1992. 168pages, $11.95

This book should help ease some of the frustrations caregivers face. The authors provide direction, guidance, encouragement, and practical information.

Methods to make home life easier and safer are explored. Adaptations for specific rooms, common household problems, and possible solutions are discussed. Caring for a person in bed is explained step by step, and instructions are given on moving a person from one place to another (transferring). Comfort for the person being cared for and safety for the caregiver are given equal emphasis throughout.

The book features comments from a disabled person and a caregiver, each of whom expresses personal feelings, and reports how she learned to cope in order to have the best quality of life possible.

A list of toll-free numbers for health information and a short explanation of Medicare and Medicaid round out this very useful book.

Reviewed by Joy Corer, RN. Ms. Corer is the Client Services Coordinator of the Indiana State Chapter, NMSS. Her previous experience includes nine years in spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
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Author:Cofer, Joy
Publication:Inside MS
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Date:Jun 22, 1993
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