Description : A practical handbook for women confronting the problems of caring for an aging parent explains how to deal with the changing parent/child roles, foster aging parents' independence, get help from other family members, find time for oneself, and balance work, family, and caregiving responsibilities. Original.
Description : When you are responsible for another person's physical needs, your own needs are often neglected. After caring for her spouse, who for ten years suffered from a rare, debilitating disease, Kay Marshall Strom is able to bring a voice of experience and compassion to this important topic. She shows you how to find spiritual support maintain balanced relationships decide when caregiving at home is no longer possible work out your financial situation understand the impact of long-term caregiving on the whole family deal with your personal losses Whether you are caring for an elderly parent, a spouse, an adult child or another family member or close friend, Strom's stories drawn from her own and othes' experiences will encourage and comfort you. And her practical ideas for how to meet your own needs for energy, patience, strength, wisdom, peace and creativity will carry you through many difficult days.
Description : Caring for a parent whose health is in decline turns the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn't have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who's been there can help. Through an account of two sisters and their ailing mother--interwoven with no-nonsense advice--The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent. The author urges readers to be honest about the level of commitment they're able to make and emphasizes the need for clear communication within the family. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care. This compassionate book will help families everywhere avoid burnout and preserve bonds during one of life's most difficult passages.
Description : Being a caregiver can be rewarding but demanding work-and more than 40 million adult children find themselves experiencing the double duty of caring for their elders as they try to carry on a life of their own. The mission of this book is to help caregivers figure out how to look after aging loved ones, provide for other family members, and attend to their own career-without losing themselves in the process. In this supportive, reassuring, and practical guide, Doctor Alexis addresses the most pressing concerns, including such issues as how to: * Get all family members to pitch in * Let go of feelings of guilt * Avoid conflict with an aging loved one * Foster independence in the elderly * Balance the demands on one's own time and resources "I have encountered few people who have the knowledge, experience, and passion that Alexis possesses for serving older persons. Alexis has accomplished a lot and has gained a well-deserved national reputation as an authority on issues affecting older persons." -Horace B. Deets, former executive director of AARP
Description : Caregiver's Survival Guide is based on Dr. Robert Yonover's personal experiences. While struggling to become a successful scientist and inventor, he also was primary caregiver for his paralyzed wife for more than twenty years and raised their two children. Yonover takes you into the throes of his life as a caregiver, husband, and father, offering guidance and hope through his story. He provides advice on: Dealing with heavy news Handling day-to-day challenges Holding on to the foundation of your relationship Taking stock of finances Adapting and enjoying life Staying sane Maintaining a social life Fighting for your rights Through Caregiver's Survival Guide, Dr. Yonover will equip other caregivers who face similar physical, mental, social, and financial challenges with tips and guidelines from his own experiences and other experts to help make their situation survivable.
Description : At a time when the work you are doing has never been more important, the life you save may be your own. The Accidental Caregiver?s Survival Guide gives caregivers the roadmap to caregiving without regret. Inside you will learn practical tips, tools, and coping strategies to recharge your caregiving energy so you can revitalize your own life while you care for your loved one. In this book, you will discover new ways to: ? Release the fear of not being good enough to meet the intensity of your loved one?s needs ? this will give you the strength you need to deal with the emotional roller-coasters that your loved one will inevitably go through during your caregiving journey ? Sharpen your caregiving expertise so you can collaborate, lead, and provide effective support to your loved one for the long-term ? Communicate with calm and clarity with your loved one, other family members, and involved professionals so you can deal with any situation ? no matter what · Care for your loved one in a way that leaves room for joy and freedom in your own life.
Description : Offering strength, support, and sources of help, here is a compassionate, common-sense guide for the growing numbers of adults--spouses, children, and others--who must care for an older or chronically ill person.
Description : Offers information on making health care decisions, planning for emergencies, health insurance, estate planning, and housing needs
Description : There is a CD Format of this book available: ASIN: B076MRRRK9 -Day 3 INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Doctors, Attorneys And Lawmakers speak out on caregiving in all areas of concern... The information you are reading is directly taken from the Audio Version of the "Why Wait? International Telesummit. Some of the words may not appear as Exact Translation of The English Audio Version 3-DAY INTERNATIONAL TELE-SUMMIT LENGTH: 90 minutes (Audio) sold separately WHY WAIT? TELESUMMIT DAY 3 - NOV 10, 2011 DISCUSSION TOPICS PART 1 - theory/understanding - Everything you need to know to ensure that your loved one is being properly cared for. - Legal rights for caregivers - Legal rights for elderly - Difference in Federal, State laws (in US) - Sibling contract law - Check-list of necessary legal documentation - How to do it (i.e., do you need a lawyer's help, etc.) - Things to be sure you include when setting them up - How care givers can protect themselves from litigation Hosted by Lynn Serafinn, MAED, CPCC Author, coach, book promotions, Radio Host "Turning up the volume of the music in your heart!" Co-Host Carolyn A. Brent, is an American author, bodybuilder and elder-care legislation advocate She is best known as an award-winning advocate and the author of the best-selling books, The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and Why Wait? The Baby-Boomers Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent's Death, Brent is also the founder of the nonprofit organizations, Caregiver Story - Across All Ages - Grandpa's Dream. VIP Guests Ameenah Fuller, MPP - Business consultant, award-winning publisher, Founder of National Women's Professional Caucus (NWPC) Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, BSN - Author, attorney, mediator, public speaker, co-founder of AgingParents.com Reviews "A personal, compelling account. It is thorough, accurate, and highly credible. Brent's straightforward advice can serve as an excellent help to anyone in the situation of working with siblings on parent care. I highly recommend it!" --Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., attorney, author of The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents "It takes real courage to reveal your darkest hour and deepest vulnerability to benefit others. Brent is truly inspirational. Her book offers us the universal wisdom of her life lessons. She has set a new, elevated standard for turning adversity to love and redemption." -Mikol Davis, Ph.D., geriatric psychologist, CEO of AgingParents.com
Description : I Have to Leave You Now is a memoir of an Alzheimer's caregiver woven in with a practical self-help guide that deals with the day-to-day processes of caring for someone you love with this heart breaking disease. I Have to Leave You Now is like Kelly Corrigan's The Middle Place meets The 36 Hour Day. Unlike other books on Alzheimer's written by M.D.'s, Ph.D.'s, or other experts on the disease, this book is written by an R.N., a professional caregiver who also has first-hand personal experience with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. Caring for a dementia patient is a 24/7 job, and often the caregiver has no help. With the average life expectancy of five to ten years from diagnosis, this is a long haul. It can be extremely difficult to hold up under those difficult conditions. Whether you are just starting your caretaking journey or have been doing it for years and feel you will never make it through, I Have to Leave You Now: A Survival Guide for Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients will help you get back on track and become a healthier and more effective caregiver.