Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone who is Seriously Ill

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Simon & Schuster, 1995 - Medical - 287 pages
Whether you're prepared for it or not, chances are you'll take on the role of caregiver when a family member or friend is affected by a serious illness. As you'll soon discover, the tasks will range from major ones, checking someone into the hospital, sorting out insurance coverage, keeping track of medications - to the minor: walking the dog, preparing a meal, or just being there for someone. If you're determined to help but you're feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities, Share The Care offers a sensible and loving solution: a unique ground approach that can turn a circle of ordinary people into a powerful caregiver team. Here are valuable guidelines, compassionate suggestions, and a simple-to-use workbooks section that together offer support to help free the patient from worry and the caregivers from burnout. Share The Care offers friends and family the best answer ever to the frequently asked question "What can I do?"

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This book and more importantly the process described and detailed is invaluable for both friends families and caregivers of long term or terminal illness. If youre at a lost for how to help friends or ... Read full review

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This workbook, intended for recent as well as longtime caregivers, lays the foundation for assembling and organizing a group of friends and family who agree to share caregiving duties (called a "Funny ... Read full review

Contents

Part I
13
Chapter Two Do You Need a Caregiver Group?
24
Chapter Three How to Take the First Steps
33
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About the author (1995)

Share The Care" was born when twelve people -- including Sheila Warnock and the late Cappy Capossela -- came together to help their terminally ill friend and stayed together caring for her for three and a half years. The authors documented the systems developed during that period for others to follow.

Tragically, in 2002, Sheila spearheaded a group for Cappy when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Following Cappy's death, Sheila founded a nonprofit organization ShareTheCaregiving in Cappy's memory. She built a web site (www.sharethecare.org) and updated and revised the book for a second edition.

ShareTheCaregiving's mission is to improve the "quality of life" of persons who are seriously ill, disabled, or experiencing the challenges of aging, and to reduce stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship often suffered by their family caregivers. The organization offers a community educational program that includes a training for health professionals and clergy, workshops for caregivers, and Share The Care Stations. E-mail and telephone support is available to caregivers, and health professionals. In the works, is a web-based program that will allow Share The Care groups to operate on-line. Check the web site for information and announcements.

SHARE THE CARE AWARDS:
Cited by "The Library Journal" as
"One of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2004"

Caregiver Friendly Award (Best Book) from
"Today's Caregiver Magazine", 2008

The New York City Share The Care Program (2008-09)
"2009 Achievement Award for Cross-Generational
Caregiving" from NYS Coalition for the Aging, Inc.
Statewide Caregiving & Respite Coalition of NY

Share The Care" was born when twelve people -- including Sheila Warnock and the late Cappy Capossela -- came together to help their terminally ill friend and stayed together caring for her for three and a half years. The authors documented the systems developed during that period for others to follow.

Tragically, in 2002, Sheila spearheaded a group for Cappy when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Following Cappy's death, Sheila founded a nonprofit organization ShareTheCaregiving in Cappy's memory. She built a web site (www.sharethecare.org) and updated and revised the book for a second edition.

ShareTheCaregiving's mission is to improve the "quality of life" of persons who are seriously ill, disabled, or experiencing the challenges of aging, and to reduce stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship often suffered by their family caregivers. The organization offers a community educational program that includes a training for health professionals and clergy, workshops for caregivers, and Share The Care Stations. E-mail and telephone support is available to caregivers, and health professionals. In the works, is a web-based program that will allow Share The Care groups to operate on-line. Check the web site for information and announcements.

SHARE THE CARE AWARDS:
Cited by "The Library Journal" as
"One of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2004"

Caregiver Friendly Award (Best Book) from
"Today's Caregiver Magazine", 2008

The New York City Share The Care Program (2008-09)
"2009 Achievement Award for Cross-Generational
Caregiving" from NYS Coalition for the Aging, Inc.
Statewide Caregiving & Respite Coalition of NY

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