A Caregiver's Survival Guide
Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or another adult relative, you will be encouraged by the stories the author tells from her own life and from the lives of others. And you will be helped by concrete ideas...
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Whether you are caring for an elderly parent or another adult relative, you will be encouraged by the stories the author tells from her own life and from the lives of others. And you will be helped by concrete ideas to carry you through.
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.
Of Kay's 34 published books, four have been book club selections, nine have been translated into foreign languages, and one has been optioned for a movie. Her writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, two prize-winning screenplays, books and stories for children, and booklets for writers. Her writing has appeared in several volumes including More Than Conquerors; Amazing Love; The NIV Couple's Devotional Bible; and The NIV Women's Devotional Bible, and The Bible for Today's Christian Woman. Her work also is included in a number of compilations, including various books from the Stories for the Heart series.
Kay speaks at seminars, retreats, writer's conferences, and special events throughout the country. In addition, more and more her writing and speaking are drawing her to countries and cultures around the world. Most recently she trekked through India, China, Indonesia, Sudan, Morocco, and Senegal - tape recorder and camera in hand - preparing to tell the rest of the story of our donor dollars at work in the lives of individuals and villages around the world.
Kay is a partner in Kline, Strom International, Inc., leaders in communication training.
- Before You Begin
- 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