Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers
Joan Lunden Amy Newmark
Readers caring for an ailing family member will find support and encouragement in these stories by others like them. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers will inspire and uplift family members who are making sacrifices to make sure their loved ones are well cared for.buy on amazon barnes & noble
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul
Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen LeAnn Thieman
A dose of inspiration for caregiving professionals and the millions of souls who help care for family and friends.buy on amazon barnes & noble
Daily Comforts for Caregivers
For those who feel overwhelmed by the day-to-day struggles of caregiving, this charming little book offers gentle guidance and support.buy on amazon barnes & noble
Coping with Caregiving: A Beginner’s Guide to Caring for Your Loved Ones without Suffering from Caregiver Burnout
Patti Geil & Tami A. Ross
Millions of people in the United States are serving in the role of primary caregiver for a loved one with physical, medical, age- related or emotional challenges. Some are even members of the 'sandwich generation,'caring for young children at home, even as they deal with health issues related to their own aging, PLUS have to care for an elderly relative. In this guide, the authors outline some of the best strategies for beginners who suddenly find themselves placed in the role of caregiver. Through learning these strategies, they can try to avoid caregiver burnout, which can occur if the new caregiver does not try to maintain a good caring, work and life balance.buy on amazon
Respite refers to a short time of rest or relief. It provides a break from the typical care routine, allowing the caregiver some down time while their loved one continues to receive care from qualified care specialists, offering new experiences to their daily routine. Respite care can be a day service or an overnight stay, depending on the needs of the caregiver. Day respite offers a change in scenery for your loved one, providing different activities they may enjoy and providing you with a well-deserved break to do something you enjoy. There are many different programs available nationwide. Below is a listing of a few:
Share The Care: www.helpforcaregivers.org
Specializing in adult day care and respite services throughout central Florida
Aging Florida: www.agingflorida.com
A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping people aging in their home.
National Adult Day Services Association: www.NADSA.org
Providing information regarding adult day services on a national and state level.
Adult day care centers provide older adults an opportunity to get out of the house and receive both mental and social stimulation. This provides the caregiver with a much-needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or rest and relax.
Good candidates for adult day care centers are seniors who:
Adult day care center site visit checklist:
Everyone needs support. Often times, caregivers say they are looking for support from people who “really understand because they’ve been there, too.” Joining a support group offers that. It is a place, either online or at a local support group, where you can build bonds with others in similar situations and receive the support and encouragement you need.
Caregiver Support: www.caring.com/support-groups
Senior Support Resources specific to diagnosis and to the caregiver of the affected individual:
Today’s Caregiver: www.caregiver.com
Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers:
Online Caregiver Support: www.Caregiver.org
Family Caregiver Alliance
Nonprofit organization supporting caregivers on a national, state, and local level Offers: