- A Guide for Caregivers (.pdf)
Practical issues faced by carepartners. Includes resource list..
- Care for the care partner (.pdf)
Article about preventing carepartner burnout.
Booklet which contains information, caregiving tips, and support to families providing significant daily care to a family member with MS.
In collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Meyer’s new book, The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers, reviews caregiving options and discusses the financial and legal decisions you may encounter. Readers will learn how to set up a safe and comfortable home for the person whose needs are changing and abilities are declining. The book guides readers through every caregiving stage from making the decision to provide home care, to preparing the home for comfort and safety, to assisting with activities of daily living, to strategies to avoid caregiver burnout. Other important topics covered include financial management, purchasing equipment, travel and therapies. Chapters are filled with special notes and tips that alert both MS patients and caregivers to important issues that make life easier for all concerned.
Full of advice for family caregivers, this one-of-a-kind book written by a family caregiver provides lessons from family caregivers across the country, tips for interacting with the healthcare system to better meet the needs of families dealing with chronic illness, and a cogent presentation of how public policy has a profound effect on even the most intimate details of life in caregiving families.