Author Gloria Lopez Releases ‘Personal Care Handbook’

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New book emphasizes importance of medical documentation to ensure continuity of care.

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Author Gloria Lopez is mother to Michael who was born with a disability. Through him, she gained her personal experience and knowledge about the importance of documenting daily information to ensure her son’s well-being. In her book, “Personal Care Handbook” (published by Trafford Publishing), she shares to readers how she secured the continuity of her son’s health if ever a transfer of care is necessary.

Designed to assist an individual with a chronic medical problem or limitation, this book provides the individual, parent, spouse, caregiver and professional the opportunity to have the most pertinent personal information for the best care. It shows families how to protect their loved one and to ensure the care that was established will continue should a change occur and a new caregiver is needed. The book advocates medical history documentation to guarantee the security of a continuum of health of an individual with special needs if a change occurs with the caregiver.

An excerpt from the book:
Consider this Personal Care Handbook as a tool to assist you. There will no longer be a need to memorize every detail regarding the medical history, helping to eliminate the redundancy of information. The health care professional would be pleased to know that you have your information organized. This will help contribute to optimum care.

A valuable read, “Personal Care Handbook” teaches families and caregivers it is also considered “Survival beyond the Caregiver”. The importance of documenting the medical history and daily care of an individual as it can help them prevent and minimize medical errors and assist the medical team.

“Personal Care Handbook”
By Gloria Lopez
Softcover | 8.25x11in | 144 pages | ISBN 9781490772844
E-Book | 144 pages | ISBN 9781490772851
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
For over 41 years, Gloria Lopez has worked with children with disabilities and their families and with adults who were diagnosed with medical conditions later in life. A mother of three children, her son was born with a disability: spina bifida. Her experiences led her to designing books that offer an individual self-empowerment by taking a more active role in their medical care through documentation. She is a speaker and an advocate on the purpose of documentation and has authored the following: “Personal Medical Journal,” “My Personal Medical Journal,” “Personal Medical Pocket Journal,” “Personal Caregivers Handbook” and “Personal Care Handbook.”

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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