ISBN: 978-1-77040-040-5
Self-Counsel Press
$17.95 CDN


One in five Canadians are now providing eldercare to a parent in need, and as baby-boomers age, this number is likely to grow. What do you do when your mother or father grows old? It’s the natural course of life, but so many children of aging parents are unprepared. When a parent’s health begins to fail, an adult child is left scrambling to find help, to balance their time, and to cope.

The Caregiver’s Guide will provide readers with valuable tips and advice to help them to provide the best eldercare possible while balancing the demands on their time.

This is not a mental "self-help" book. While it does provide encouragement and support for caregivers, it also provides practical advice on how to care for elders in need. This comprehensive guide answers all a caregiver’s common questions, such as:

  • Should my parent stay at home or move to assisted living?
  • How do I balance caregiving responsibilities with my personal life?
  • When to apply for guardianship and/or trusteeship
  • How to hire a professional caregiver should the need arise

The Caregiver's Guide for Canadians is available at Chapters bookstores, at, and from the Self-Counsel Press web site.



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This book is a caregiverís goldmine of information and shared experience. Any person who is or may be involved in being a part-time or full-time caregiver for a loved one, will be glad to be able to access this collection of valuable tips and must doís to ease their way in doing this very difficult work while also making a life for themselves, (and family).

— Shirley K. Stevenson

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Author Rick Lauber has written extensively on senior's and caregiving issues plus helped to care for his aging parents in their times of need.