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We offer access to hard-to-find media products such as audio cassettes, video tapes, newsletters, and CD-Roms from small companies. If you are a small caregiver-oriented business, contact us about consignment arrangements.

- "The Practical Caregiver: Caregiver Training Video" from the Council for Health Education and Development NEW

The Council for Health Education and Development, LLC (CFHED) is a comprehensive information and training center for caregivers. You are now able to learn the basic caregiver skills that are used by licensed therapists in the healthcare industry. By incorporating these skills, the possibility of injury to yourself or your loved one will be significantly reduced, confidence in your caregiver skills will be enhanced and you will have a basis on which to judge the care others administer to your loved one in various settings.

Developed by a therapist director of rehabilitation in both hospital and long-term care units. The only full-length video available for family members with no medical training. This video can be used in home or professional settings.

The video includes information on:
- Body Mechanics
- Ambulation
- Communication
- Eating
- Self-Care
- Independence
- Positioning
- Transfers


The video comes with a "gait belt" that is used to help another individual to safely transfer in and out of bed, a chair, or a car. The video will train you, the family caregiver, to have the skills and tools necessary to protect yourself from injury and to keep your loved one mobile and independent for as long as possible.

Purchase the VHS video cassette (78 minutes; includes bib and gait belt)
for $90.00 (plus $5.00 shipping and handling)
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- "Elder Care: A Six Step Guide to Balancing Work and Family" by John Paul Marosy NEW

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There are literally hundreds of books that have been written to guide families through the caregiving journey. Many of them are exceptional – but you probably only need to buy or read four or five of them, depending on your specific needs. If you are working full-time (like most caregivers), John Paul Marosy’s practical book, “Elder Care: A Six Step Guide to Balancing Work and Family” should be on your reading list.

John Paul’s hands-on book/workbook is the only resource of its kind that I am aware of. It is the only book that addresses some very difficult issues that caregivers with conflicting responsibilities at home and in the office regularly face. For example, detailed questionnaires that help to assess how your eldercare situation is impacting work. It also gives you insights on what to say – and what NOT to say to your supervisor.

The book includes information, tips, worksheets, and wisdom on the following topics:

  • Assessing your situation at work: the impact your elder is having on your work, the level of trust between you and your supervisor, etc.
  • Assessing your eldercare situation: feelings and concerns, holding family meetings, setting up an information folder, etc.
  • Learning about resources at work
  • Weighing options and implementing a plan
  • Long-Distance caregiving
  • Eldercare Resources

Purchase the 82-page book for $14.95  Add to Shopping Cart
(plus $1.25 shipping and handling)

 

- "Show Them That We Care: A Nine-Step Guide to Visiting Residents in Nursing Homes" (video and handbook) NEW

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     Very few of us plan to place a loved one in a nursing home... It all happens so suddenly. An injury, an illness, a stroke or just old age convinces their doctor, and you, that a nursing home is the best place for them. Now you find yourself in a totally new situation...one you have probably never imagined: visiting a nursing home on a regular basis.
    The purpose of the video and handbook is to show and explain how to make visits to any nursing home more enjoyable for both you and the one you are visiting.

Topics Covered:

  • Classifications of residents
  • Cautions to be taken
  • Comfort for the resident
  • Companionship
  • Conveniences
  • Cleanliness
  • Courtesy
  • Communication
  • Common sense

     Ron and Susan Stauffer are the owners of Stauffer Video Services, Inc., and are both caregivers. Susan has been a caregiver to her Downs Syndrome daughter for over 30 years and works part time for the Franklin County Program for the Mentally Retarded. Ron is a "caregiver" to their daughter and has also spent 5 years caring for his parents who were residents in a nursing home.

Purchase the 26-minute video and 40-page handbook for $24.95  addtocart1.gif (1799 bytes)
($4.00 will be added for shipping and handling)
(includes free access to our online tutorial "Choosing a Nursing Home")

 

- "Surviving the Holidays and Special Occasions" (audio cassette) by Julie Siri, LCSW
     This is a wonderful tape to help you manage your grief process during upcoming special occasions, including anniversaries of the death, wedding, birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving and any other day that brings back the tender feelings of missing someone. Neither time nor the calendar stop to acknowledge grief. Like it or not the holidays will come, as will our loved one's birthday, the anniversary of their death and many other special days. Once joyful times now bring memories which can be painful and lonely.In this tape Julie Siri, a licensed clinical social worker, with over 20 years experience in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, offers gentle guidance on how to survive special days and seasons with practical advice and solutions. In addition she will take you through a tender and powerful guided imagery designed to guide you in embracing your relationship with your loved one."This tape will educate you, enlighten you, and give you the hope and courage you need to greet each new day."

   Purchase this audio cassette for $13.50     addtocart1.gif (1799 bytes)
   ($2.00 will be added to cover first-class shipping cost)

 

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