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Caregiving 101   Tags: 55&over, adults, caregivers, caregiving, seniors  

Are you taking care of a loved one? Learn how to make informed decisions or find assistance when needed.
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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eBooks & eAudiobooks

Can't get to the library? Try downloading one of these eBooks from home!

Having trouble? Check out our information on the Ohio Digital Library.

The Caregiver's Essential Handbook
Call Number: eBook (PDF format)

Caregiver's Sourcebook
Call Number: eBook (PDF format)



Organizations, groups or businesses that can help.
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Golden Buckeye Card

If you or someone you know has a disability (as defined by Social security), you may be eligible for the Golden Buckeye Card! Applications are available at the Westerville Library.

Stop at the Circulation Desk in the main lobby for more information!

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Library Services for the Homebound

Outreach Services provides a free delivery service of all library materials to:

  • Seniors living in senior facilities within the Westerville school district
  • Homebound individuals
  • Full-time care givers

Are you temporarily homebound due to an illness or accident?  You may also qualify!

Contact Outreach Services at 614.259.5034 or for more details.


Books & Magazines about Caregiving

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Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
Helps you evaluate nursing homes and assisted living facilities to find the right fit for you and your parent.

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Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence - Gail Sheehy
Outlines the eight stages of caregiving from "Shock and Mobilization" to "The Long Good-Bye."

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Today's Caregiver
Addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimers, cancer, AIDS, and other threatening diseases.

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When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents
Provides practical advice for anyone faced with caring for aging parents, covering topics such as Medicaid, Medicare, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, hospice, and much more.

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The Patient's Checklist - Elizabeth Bailey
Contains checklists of things to ask your doctor, things to look out for when you're in the hospital, things to be aware of regarding medications, etc.


Websites about Caregiving

Websites about caring for others.
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Online Collections about Various Health Topics

Get out your library card for this one; you're going to need it!

  • Legal Forms Library
    Covers topics such as elder law, power of attorney & estate planning.
  • Netwellness
    Search for all health and wellness topics. All articles are written in layman's terms and include information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, etc.

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