America's face of aging is changing and millions of "Baby Boomers" are struggling to care for parents who are living into their eighties, nineties and beyond. Most current books on caregiving are thick, ponderous and deal primarily with how to obtain needed services like meals and transportation. HOW TO CARE AND WHY? presents a unique, engaging look at an approach to family care that focuses on strengthening relationships as an important element of caregiving. Designed to be an easy read, this powerful little book will inspire readers to participate in mutually beneficial lifestyle planning. They will learn how to use simple techniques of Communication, Assistance, Respect and Empowerment in an environment of trust, resulting in a high quality of life for all.
|Publisher:||Family Care & Concern|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
While happily raising two teenage daughters and an eight year old son, JoAnn Freeborn was thrust into the challenge of caring for her husband's parents who were both terminally ill with cancer. Five years later, upon their deaths, she determined to devote her future energy to making every effort to help others who were caring for their loved ones. She returned to school and earned a B.S. in Mass Communications. She did her graduate study at Oxford University in England, and ultimately served as Executive Director of Region Ten Area Agency on Aging. During her tenure, JoAnn never saw families grieve over dirty floors or unwashed dishes following the death of a loved one. She did however, comfort many families grieving over broken relationships and unspoken words. Therefore, she developed and implemented a unique, holistic approach to effective and mutually beneficial caregiving based on strengthening family relations as an essential component.