Looking after someone ill, elderly or disabled can be physically and emotionally challenging, especially if you are new to caring. However, you are not alone. Offering practical advice and drawing on the latest research in the field of caring, this book helps you begin your journey as a carer. Simply written, without unnecessary jargon, this supportive guide will show you how to help the person in your care, in a manner that fosters their independence, dignity and self respect.
Caring strategies are included for the physically disabled, people with sensory impairments, dementia patients and the mentally ill, as well as the elderly. You will also discover where to find financial help, how to take good care of yourself, and whom to turn to if you are a young carer. This book gives you the knowledge you need to turn caring into a satisfying and rewarding experience, enabling you to make a real difference to the life of the person in your care.