“My book is filled with pictures and medical information that had to be placed “just right” so I knew it would be a difficult project. When I received my copy of the book, I was ecstatic because it was so perfect! Thanks to Outskirts Press for their professionalism and patience in making it happen.”
Ann Rhodes (also known as Nancy the NP) lives in Newtown, CT with her husband, Steve. She loves boating on their Nordic Tug, gardening, making pickles and sauces, dancing and being with her children and friends.
A book full of pictures speaks louder than words, in any language! This picture book is intended for all of you who are in the aging population, or who care for someone who is. It also is a powerful learning tool for health professionals including home health aides, nursing and medical students, and clinicians who have patients who need information about home care and procedures for care. Your elderly parent has just moved in, or maybe he lives miles away and you care for him from a distance. What do we know about caring for an elderly parent as they age or if you are aging yourself? If you are a “newbie” at this, a nursing student, home health aide, or a clinician with medically time-consuming patients, this book is for you. Nancy the Nurse Practitioner (Ann Rhodes APRN-BC) who has 40 years of experience in home care and house calls has organized all her experiences caring for the homebound in this book. This book covers the human side of aging by allowing the caregiving experience to be more fulfilling for the caregiver and the person. It also covers all common medical problems an older person will or could experience in their later years. It is filled with over 150 pictures of procedures, medical equipment and stories so you can better understand how to be a successful caregiver. By knowing ahead of time what medical perils could happen, you could prevent unnecessary suffering, hospitalizations and medications. This book is the answer to all your questions about caregiving!