Viki Kind, MA. You know how difficult — even heartbreaking — it can be to make decisions for someone with Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke, developmental disability, mental illness, or other brain injury. Feeling confident that you've made the right decision would be a welcome relief from the worry and guilt you may be feeling.
The Caregiver's Path is an invaluable resource for caregivers and professionals struggling to make the right decisions, whether it's taking away the car keys, moving to a long-term care facility or making the difficult medical and end-of-life choices.
A simple, step-by-step process which adjusts as your loved one's mental capacity changes:
• Guidelines to help you determine if your loved one or patient can make decisions, who should make the decisions, and how to make better decisions
• Questions to use in almost any medical or quality-of-life situation that will help you gather all of the information you need
• Techniques for improving communication between patients, families and caregivers
The Caregiver's Path provides information and strategies to help remove the constant anxiety of, “Am I doing the right thing?” 90 pages.
- Guides families and healthcare professionals through the difficult process of making decisions for those who have lost their capacity to think.