The Carer’s Bible is an invaluable, inspiring guide to how to give your loved one the best possible care while addressing the anxieties that all carers suffer.
“Let us recognise that those who are ending their lives in the frailty of old age deserve the same care and attention as those who are beginning their lives in the vulnerability of infancy.”
This accessible and detailed guide includes practical tips, checklists for best practice, descriptions of their experience from a wide range of carers that addresses solutions to common problems and expert advice on how to deliver compassionate and dignified care to older people. It is easy to read and provides anecdotal experience from carers and tips from the experts.
The Carer’s Bible covers topics such as:
HOW TO ENSURE DIGNIFIED CARE
HOW TO SUPPORT PERSONAL CARE AND DAILY LIVING
HOW TO CARE FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA
HOW TO CARE FOR YOURSELF AND PREVENT BURNOUT
HOW TO SUPPORT EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS
HOW TO SUPPORT CREATIVITY AND ACTIVITY
HOW TO CARE AS RELATIVES FOR LOVED ONES
HOW TO GIVE COMPASSIONATE END OF LIFE CARE
Uniquely, Amanda Waring also provides support and guidance for the carer, how to maintain energy and commitment, how to recognise the signs of compassion fatigue and where carers can get help if they need it. The Carer’s Bible is essential reading for anyone who cares for an elderly person, whether as a professional or as a loved one, in its promotion of the role dignity and respect should play.
Amanda Waring is a filmmaker, her campaigning film What Do You See has been shown across the world, and a leader of training workshops on dignified care of the elderly. Amanda is a presenter for Aged Care TV, an advisor on the government’s Dignity board and the author of The Heart of Care.