A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next?


Written by home healthcare veteran and best-selling author Tina Marrelli, this comprehensive guide assists caregivers in effectively caring for loved ones and friends. With topics including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, medication management, and end-of-life, palliative, and hospice care, this guide seeks to make healthcare understandable for caregivers who must become advocates for their friends or loved ones.

Comprehensive Guide to Caregiving at Home

  • Ideal for any caregiver providing care or assistance to a loved one or friend
  • Focuses on administrative requirements of caregivers and information about specific health problems
  • Topics include patient advocacy, record keeping, and infection control and prevention
  • Covers various chronic conditions and end-of-life care
  • Written in a conversational, easy-to-understand manner for “lay” caregivers
  • 381 Pages
  • ISBN: 9780692836088

Awards & Recognitions

Today’s Caregiver – Interview with author Tina Marrelli

As baby boomers care for their aging parents and set their own long-term goals, many are faced with caregiving for the first time. 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 support and information 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. Topics include creating and maintaining a care notebook, home care safety, infection control and prevention, advocacy and a glossary of health care terms. Marrelli has also included more specific sections for care related to Alzheimer’s, amputation, bedbound patients, cardiac issues, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, stroke care, end of life and hospice care.

In addition to family and friend caregivers, A Guide For Caregiving: What’s Next? may 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.

Source: https://caregiver.com/cg-community/book-club/Guide-caregiving-whats-next/

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  1. admin

    “This new book is written by one of the foremost experts in Home Care in the USA, Ms. Tina Marrelli. This book provides information for all caregivers that helps them understand the central importance of their role in the health care of their loved one. The caregivers are uniquely situated to be the key advocates for their loved one as the patient and family traverse the complexities of the health care system. Who knows their loved one better? Having access to the information in this book will provide the caregivers with many tools to help them achieve the highest possible quality of care and quality of life for their loved ones.”

    David L. Jackson, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  2. admin

    “This is terrific! Not only as a nurse, but also as a family caregiver, I can truly appreciate Tina’s insightful guidance provided in this Guide for Caregiving. This information would have been a source of much needed insights years ago when I cared for my mother-in-law whose multiple medical conditions were compounded by dementia. It would also have provided much needed direction ten years ago when caring for my mother in her home after suffering a stroke that left her paralyzed on her left side, on tube feedings, and essentially bedridden. And today, as I care for a family member with diabetes and dementia and help a dear friend who requires fourteen prescription medications and a special diet to maintain medical stability, I can rely on this Guide for answers to the many issues that I face.”

    Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, former V.P. for Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Home Care and Hospice Consultant

  3. admin

    “Tina Marrelli’s book is a “Life Saver.” Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, and feelings of being overwhelmed were what I felt when I realized that I was the “Caregiver.” This book has transformed me into a confident caregiver knowing I could find the answer to most all situations I faced as a caregiver to a loved one and friend. It also made me realize the importance of taking care of myself. I would recommend this book to any professional or any person that find themselves in the caregiver position. It is a very valuable tool.”

    Mary Lou Levy, Caregiver

  4. admin

    What a useful book. I am so happy to have it — it is so clear and understandable. I am a lawyer, but when it comes to caregiving, I’m a complete novice. This book helps give me confidence!

    Mary. N., Syracuse, NY

  5. admin

    “Author Tina Marrelli’s ‘Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself’ offers tremendous insight and wisdom useful to anyone serving in a caregiving role. As a caregiver, and as an advocate for my fellow military and veteran caregivers, I know that resources like this guide play a critical role in helping us navigate the complex journey ahead.”

    Senator Elizabeth Dole
    Founder of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation

  6. Anita Finkelman

    Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming, but today we have an excellent guide to help us written by someone who understands caregiving for our loved ones and also for ourselves, something we often forget. This book, The Caregiver Role: What the Caregiver Needs to Know, is based on theory, but it is, a practical guide to help you handle real life caregiving problems that may come up and also to prevent some of them—to help you prepare with real tools and actions you can take. Read this book. Use it, and you will not regret it!

    AF/registered nurse, nurse educator, and a consumer

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