Jennifer’s friends often say to her, “I don’t know how you do it.” Most days, Jennifer doesn’t know either. Her mother’s health has been declining, and Jennifer is caring for her by monitoring her health, communicating with doctors and insurance companies, and even providing basic nursing care. This week, she’s trying to find out how to evaluate nursing homes. She tried doing a Google search, but the results are confusing and, in some cases, contradictory.
Jennifer, and many caregivers in your community, are looking for dependable resources to guide them to answers to improve care for their loved ones.
Support your patrons who are caring for family or friends by providing easy-to-use, accessible electronic resources. Online learning programs, eBooks, and other resources are available 24/7 to answer questions and help caregivers gain greater insight.
Gale Courses provide in-depth knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
- Assisting Aging Parents
As our parents grow older, they inevitably need help. Find the best ways to help with information about legal, medical, and interpersonal topics.
- Handling Medical Emergencies
Every second counts when there’s an emergency. How would you react? With this course, you’ll identify and learn how to handle common medical emergencies affecting children and adults.
- Certificate in Healthy Aging
The U.S. population is aging, and unique health issues emerge with age. Gain fresh expertise for the treatment of the senior community.
- Certificate in Gerontology
Health professionals who work with the older population need continuing professional education to remain current with emerging trends. This course build skills and competencies and helps practitioners treat seniors more effectively.
Likewise, expertise can come from these relevant eBooks on our GVRL platform, which provide comprehensive information that is clearly organized and easy to navigate.
- Caregiver’s Handbook, 1st Edition
Caregivers need help and advice, which can be hard to find. This book is the definitive guide to caring for a sick or disabled person at home. It offers emotional support and practical advice on a wide range of topics, enabling individuals to provide the best care possible.
- Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Care Givers, 1st Edition
This collection of over 600 entries provides in-depth coverage of cover various issues related to one’s aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for seniors. The set will cover every major body system, focusing on issues specific to the aging body. Additionally, it includes entries on the use of various adaptive devices and equipment, housing options, definitions and descriptions of hospital staff roles, definitions of different types of medical insurance, and more.
- Boosting Your Immunity for Dummies
Rule number one for caregivers: take care of yourself! This book provides valuable insight for enhancing personal immunity and for helping those you care for maintain a healthy immune system.
Another way to support caregivers is this comprehensive, one-stop resource: Health & Wellness Resource Center, which offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, multimedia, and much more covering a broad spectrum of health topics.
Contact your Gale representative today at 1-800-877-GALE (4253) to request a quote or free trial.