9 October 2017

Nurse leader uses health care expertise to guide laymen through caregiving

New guidebook shares step-­by-­step fundamentals for providing excellent care

VENICE, Fla. — More and more seniors are embracing the idea of aging in place, or living at home for as long as possible, rather than pursuing group or assisted living scenarios. As baby boomers tend to their parents and set their own long-­‐term goals, many are faced with the ideas of home care and caregiving for the first time ever.

In A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next? – Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself, one of the top names in home care nursing, Tina M. Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, offers expert guidance for readers faced with the challenge of becoming a caregiver, providing helpful answers to common questions and additional resources to educate and prepare readers for the realities of caregiving.

The book’s topics include direction on creating and maintaining a care notebook, home care safety and a glossary of common health care terms. Marrelli has also included more specific sections for care related to amputation, bedbound patients, cardiac issues, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, stroke and end of life or hospice situations, among others.

In addition to helping those without experience in health care, A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next? may also be helpful for clinicians to help their patients and their families better understand the complexity of the health care system.

The book is intentionally formatted to be able to be carried by readers who are on the go: a practical guidebook for facing caregiving challenges with a compassionate expert by the reader’s side.

The American Journal of Nursing named A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? a top three consumer health book for 2017, while named it one of the Best Caregiving Books of 2017. The book is available at The information is also available in an e-­format at www.e-­ for health care providers to offer to their patient population to support and inform family and friend caregivers.

About the author

Tina M. Marrelli, RN, MSN, MA, FAAN, attended the Duke University School of Nursing. She also has master’s degrees in health administration and in nursing. Tina has worked in hospitals, nursing homes and in public health. She has practiced as a visiting nurse and managed in home care and hospice.


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