A Caregiver's Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy When Your Loved One is Sick

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InterVarsity Press, Jul 5, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 153 pages
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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.
 

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This book was a gift for my aunt who is caring for my elderly grandmother. She found it so helpful that she even took it with her to a doctor's appointment because it explained an issue better than she knew how to do. It definitely was the right book at the right time. Read full review

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A CAREGIVER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE How to Stay Healthy When Your Loved One is Sick Kay Marshall Strom When you are responsible for another person’s physical needs, your own needs can take a back seat. After ... Read full review

Contents

Before You Begin
9
Dealing with Losses
90
There Is Only So Much Money
114
Surviving Means to Go On Living
134
Further Reading
148
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A professional writer based in Eugene, Oregon, Kay Marshall Strom has written more than thirty books. She now partners with her husband (Daniel Kline) as Kline, Strom International, Inc., and together they have spoken on various topics to well over 100,000 people in more than twenty countries.

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