You'll also follow the journey of two family caregivers through the six stages. Reader reviews: Absolutely terrific. You really have captured the stages well, very very well...This is a fabulous resource for caregivers.
Author: Denise M. Brown
The Caregiving Years helps you answer these questions: Why me? Why now? What now? The stages describe how you'll feel as you care for a family member with a chronic illness. Through the stages, you'll find what you need so that you can be manage today and prepare for your tomorrow. You'll also follow the journey of two family caregivers through the six stages. Reader reviews: Absolutely terrific. You really have captured the stages well, very very well...This is a fabulous resource for caregivers. Your book, The Caregiving Years, helped me enormously. It would have saved me substantial stress had I had it at the beginning of these fours years of 24-hours a day caregiving to my husband! THANK YOU! It is a masterpiece and I've recommended it for other hard-pressed caregivers and those who are about to become 'and dread it'. I tell them if they are armed with the knowledge and know-how from this book, they will be enabled to handle it.
Why now? What now? While other books focus on your family member or friend who needs your help and care, this book focuses just on you and what you need to manage the experience of caregiving.
Author: Denise M. Brown
"The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey" helps you answer these questions: Why me? Why now? What now? While other books focus on your family member or friend who needs your help and care, this book focuses just on you and what you need to manage the experience of caregiving. The handbook, now in its eighth edition, helps you feel better about your todays while understanding what you'll need for your tomorrows. You'll read what caregiving is really like but you'll also see that you will make it through. The last stage, The Godspeed Caregiver, nudges you to live your dream, a dream newly defined by your caregiving experience. "The Caregiving Years" is separated into six stages, beginning when you expect to care for a family member and ending about two years after caregiving ends. Because caregiving can be such a complicated experience, the handbook provides simple coping strategies, wrapped in a keyword and a purpose, to help in each stages. You carry each coping strategy into the next stage so you are armed with empowering tools. Each stage also includes action plans to guide you. The handbook tells the story of a family caregiver throughout the stages, as well as offers tips to help you navigate the bad days, the difficult decisions and the overwhelming emotions. You'll find articles which offer suggestions to give you courage when you venture out of the house after staying inside for too long, exercises to help you understand your limits and build your team, and quizzes to make you laugh, reset your perspective and remind you that you have solutions. The handbook will prompt you to be proactive so you'll be as ready as you can for what's next, and will show you how to create memories which will comfort you later.
This book sympathetically addresses these problems and provides practical advice around topics such as overcoming the sense of burden, coping with stress, living with loss and developing better communication.
Author: Cynthia L. Schultz
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational
Category: Family & Relationships
This book explores the issues and problems that carers face, such as coping with stress and exhaustion, dealing with loss, handling conflict, and resolving ethical and practical dilemmas. A useful framework is developed to assist carers in taking appropriate care of themselves as well as of those for whom they provide care. Professional carers will also find much that is of direct relevance to them.
The prevalence of years out of the labor force for caregiving varies by
demographic and socioeconomic characteristics . Caregiving years with zero
earnings were significantly less likely among black , hispanic , never - married ,
and younger ...
Despite major reforms through the years , fundamental biases against women
persist . Social Security discriminates against women by penalizing dual earner
families , caregivers , divorced spouses , and those who retire early and live long
Effects of caregiving - credit years on the. Average indexed monthly earnings
1990 SIPP earnings Current SMB - credit year ( 1 ) Percentage distribution
Current weeks worked per week ( 2 ) ( 5 ) ( 6 ) 29 33 34 35 35 36 37 children at
the same ...
Background Characteristics of the Caregiving Situation provided care for an
average of five years . More than half of the caregivers ( 57 % ) have provided care from 1 to 4 years with a range of 1 to 60 years . The mode on this measure
From the homepage , users can access all of the site's five main sections : "
What's New , ” “ About The Newsletter , ” “ Online Support , ” “ From The Pages Of
... , ” and “ Caregiver Of The Year . ” “ What's New ” points out new additions to the
Author: Marty Richards
Publisher: Resource Pathways Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
Offers resource information for families caring for aging relatives on issues such as the aging process, financial and legal concerns, and housing, and includes reviews of the available resources
This book is a crucial step in your new fight. Arm yourself with the knowledge waiting for you in these pages.
Author: Patricia B. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
An estimated 4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in America today, with approximately 370,000 new cases diagnosed every year. AD patients live anywhere from 5 to 20 years after their diagnosis; and their inability to care for themselves grows more dramatic as the disease progresses, creating profound implications for their families and healthcare providers. Its impact on families during the caregiving years is overwhelming. If you have a family member or close friend who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and you’re looking for current, useful information, then Alzheimer’s For Dummies is for you. This reference guide also is helpful if you Need to know more about its diagnosis and treatment Want to take care of yourself while taking care of your loved one Are not the primary caregiver but want to know how to help Want to know how Alzheimer’s Disease is going to affect you and your loved one Alzheimer’s For Dummies takes a realistic look at Alzheimer’s Disease, what it is and what it isn’t. It offers pertinent, easy-to-understand advice for dealing with the myriad concerns and responsibilities that a primary caregiver must assume when managing an Alzheimer’s patient. Here’s a sampling of the information you’ll find in this valuable guide: Maneuvering through medical, legal, and financial tangles Distinguishing AD from other brain diseases and medical conditions Handling the fears that may accompany the diagnosis Evaluating current drug therapies; watching out for scams and quack treatments Finding the best doctors; dealing with attorneys and CPAs Looking at Medicare regulations Evaluating the cost of care The current state of research, diagnosis, and treatment Television personality Leeza Gibbons, whose mother was stricken with AD, writes in the foreword of this book, “There is no upside to keeping your head in the sand. This book is a crucial step in your new fight. Arm yourself with the knowledge waiting for you in these pages. It will help you find answers and resources as you adjust to your new reality.”
He explains the importance of support groups and many other means of dealing with stressful days. For experienced caregivers and those new to the challenges, this book will be a profoundly useful guide to coping successfully.
Author: Eric Pfeiffer
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Practical. Easy to read. Comprehensive. Encouraging. Accurate. All of these words describe this indispensable book that belongs in the hands of all family members and other caretakers of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, a physician who has devoted thirty years to patients suffering from all forms of dementia, here distills the wisdom of those years for the benefit of caregivers confronting some of life’s most challenging days. Dr. Pfeiffer’s genuine compassion and wise advice are certain not only to reduce caregiver stress but also to improve the patient’s quality of life. In these pages are specific tips for all stages of caregiving, from the initial realization of the problem through mild, moderate, and severe stages of dementia, and even beyond, when a caregiver begins to resume a full life after the patient’s death. Dr. Pfeiffer identifies specific problems and provides practical solutions. He explains the importance of support groups and many other means of dealing with stressful days. For experienced caregivers and those new to the challenges, this book will be a profoundly useful guide to coping successfully.
The investigators also found that social support after the death of the spouse
helped more to ensure a positive post - caregiving outcome than support
received during the caregiving years . Not surprisingly , an inability to suppress
thoughts of ...
Author: Anne Brown Rodgers
Category: Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's Disease presents a major health problem for the United States because of its enormous impact on individuals, families, the health care system.
In essence , the years of caregiving without public or private pension credits and
the conceptualization of caregiving as the woman ' s domain , together with
present retirement and health care policies , make caregiving a financially risky ...
Author: Colette Browne
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
In this volume, Dr. Browne outlines a new vision for understanding older women and their place in society. The author draws together the major themes of feminist writers and thinkers and develops alternatives to the present "devaluing" of older women - reconceptualizing what growing older can mean to women. She suggests a number of strategies to improve the lives of older women and, ultimately, looks to a new epistemology of women and age for a more respectful vision of women - and men - in the later years. The volume's style will appeal to professionals and students in social work and sociology.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on AgingPublish On: 2011
A caregiver credit should be designed under the Social Security System as
suggested by the General Accounting Office. Such a credit would: (1) allow a
specified amount of caregiving time (3 to 4 years), to count as covered
employment, and ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging
The guide-book also offers numerous thought-provoking planning strategies for all age groups, insightful and entertaining anecdotes, current available resources, valuable health-related hints and encouraging messages for Canadian families.
Author: Patty Randall
Category: Family & Relationships
A first-of-its kind in Canada, written by a Canadian, for Canadians! A new all-inclusive 600+ page guidebook based on one family's decade long journey "A must-read for boomers with aging parents, soon-to-be retirees, and young seniors!" "Long-term care, not a sexy, trendy issue in Canada But when (not if) the time comes, hits a family like a tsunami!" As a result of her family's roller-coaster experiences emotionally and organizationally and her shocking discoveries financially, Patty, an only child, chronicled her 10-year long journey with both her aging parents, in her detailed 600+ page guidebook, "Let's Talk-The Care-Years, Taking Care Of Our Parents/Planning For Ourselves" - a first-of-its-kind in Canada, written by a Canadian, for Canadians. Patty learned her lessons the hard-way when her aging parents' health propelled her unprepared into the caregiver role and tells all, as she down-sized her career; went through scores of live-in, government, shift, and respite caregivers; cried buckets of tears; navigated our health system's maze of programs and services; agonized over her parents' unexpected physical and mental health conditions; faced startling care-related crises simultaneously during at-home and nursing home care; and constantly scrambled to pay the bills, month-by month...year after year. Her newly released 600+ page guidebook -- described as "a must-read for boomers with aging parents, soon-to-be retirees, and young seniors in our country" -- provides practical, step-by-step suggestions on the key-care-related topics, which a daughter-son-spouse-senior may be tackling now - or will later have to handle during this stage in their own or loved one's lives. The key topics include how to: respond to emergencies; hire, adjust to, and work with a variety of caregivers; discover and apply for government assistance programs and services; care from a distance (when living out of town); deal with worrisome medications; make an-at-home living environment safe; decide on aging-in-place and nursing home care; put required and necessary documents in order; organize household budgets; ensure financial accountability; serve as an advocate at key times; balance work and a family with caregiving duties and obligations; say good-bye and go forwards when care ends; calculate the real costs of care; assess the funding options available; and review one's present attitudes and circumstances regarding one's own retirement and personal care required for living a long life. The guide-book also offers numerous thought-provoking planning strategies for all age groups, insightful and entertaining anecdotes, current available resources, valuable health-related hints and encouraging messages for Canadian families. After speaking with thousands of Canadians from Newfoundland to British Columbia, Patty is convinced that there is a colossal care-years information gap in our country, "To prepare for the challenges of this 21st Century ageing phenomenon, Canadians need to be aware of the enormous impacts of caring for their aging parents/in-laws, caring for an aging spouse, and finally, caring for oneself...when (not if) the time comes." "Let me assure you, it is a big mistake to put this issue on the back-burner, to maintain an attitude that hinders you from addressing the topic and doing some talking and planning around it with your family...you owe it to yourself and to your loved ones -- guarantee your independence, enjoy peace of mind ...we have so much to gain by taking a bit of time to educate ourselves."
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.
Author: Kay Marshall Strom
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
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 tofind spiritual supportmaintain balanced relationshipsdecide when caregiving at home is no longer possiblework out your financial situationunderstand the impact of long-term caregiving on the whole familydeal with your personal lossesWhether 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.
to test the assumption that social change has produced changes in caregiving , I
look for historical change in terms of ... cohort began their caregiving years during
the late 1950s and early 1960s , while the third cohort reached their forties ...
Caregiver Health The family members who find themselves in informal long -
term caregiving situations face an abundance of stressors , some of which will
wax and wane throughout their caregiving years . Unfortunately , respite care ,
Drawing on her study with middle - aged women , she found that : " While some
women welcome the extension of caregiving duties beyond the caregiving years ,
many subjects of this study were highly stressed at the perpetuation ...
Author: Amy Horowitz
Category: Adult children
The extent of formal service utilization did not emerge as a significant predictor of caregiving consequences although the qualitative data gave support to the hypothesis that service input reduced caregiving strains. Implications for policy, practice, and service delivery in support of families caring for frail older relatives are discussed.
Mexican/Mexican-American Caregivers Providing Care to Adults with Advanced
Cancer Gloria Juarez. Age Relation to Patient Gender Place of Birth Years living
in US Place of Residence Primary Language at home Marital Status Family ...
The prevalence of caregiving is higher among Asian and black households than
among Hispanic and white households . The average duration of caregiving is 4 .
5 years . About one in five caregivers lives in the same house as the care ...
Author: Armeda F. Ferrini
This text prepares students to meet the needs of an ageing population as both participants of an ageing society and in their careers as health professionals. The text provides an overview of health and ageing, addressing concerns of those working with elders.