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A Caregiver's Survival Guide

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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 supportmaintain balanced relationshipsdecide when caregiving at home is no longer possiblework out your financial situationunderstand the impact of long-term ...
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Overview

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 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 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830822300
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Before You Begin
Acknowledgments
1. There Is Something Wrong
2. New Role, Uncomfortable Fit
3. The Entire Family Is Affected
4. Crushing Emotions
5. How Should I Pray?
6. Him Versus Me: Where Is the Balance?
7. Platitudes, Rumors & Easy Answers
8. The Forgotten Caregiver
9. Someone to Lean On
10. Dealing with Losses
11. Finding the Blessings
12. When Home Is No Longer Possible
13. There Is Only So Much Money
14. Letting Go
15. A Time for Every Purpose
16. Surviving Means to Go on Living
Appendix 1: Nursing Home Checklist
Appendix 2: List of Resources
Appendix 3: Further Reading
Appendix 4: Encouragement from the Source
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