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AARP's Juggling Work and Caregiving [Kindle Edition]

Amy Goyer
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A staggering 42 million Americans face the challenges of caring for a loved one while working. Although caregiving can be a richly rewarding experience, the role comes with enormous responsibilities—and pressures. AARP's gentle guide provides practical resources and tips that are easy to find when you need them, whether you're caregiving day to day, planning for future needs or in the middle of a crisis. And equally important, this book helps you care for the caregiver—you. Author Amy Goyer, an expert in aging and families, provides insight, inspiration and her own poignant story as a live-in caregiver to her parents.


Amy Goyer is an expert in aging and families, specializing in family caregiving and multigenerational issues. She works as a consultant, speaker and writer. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, PBS Nightly Business Report and NPR, and her clients have included AARP, Generations United, MetLife, Georgia State University and Penn State University. She began her career in this arena more than 30 years ago, first as a music therapist working with children and older adults in adult day services centers and nursing homes. She is the author of Things to Do Now You're a Grandparent and won the 2012 ALTY Best Blog Award in the Caregiving category and was a Finalist in's Social Media Rockstar Award. But the most important role she plays, she says, is as the primary caregiver for her parents, ages 86 and 89.

Product Details

  • File Size: 955 KB
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks (September 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F57MFP6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,399 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Anyone who is a working ether full or part time AND caring for a loved one must read this book. There is so much useful and helpful information in this book - and it is all practical real life advice and guidance - not theoretical or academic

I loved this book because it made me realize that I am not alone in working and caring for a loved one. The kindle version is free but the tips and great advice are priceless
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I am glad it was free December 15, 2013
By Jason
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Anyone with common sense either knows or could figure out 98% of what is written in this book. No magic solutions. The author's answer to juggling work and caregiving; work from home, rely on friends and family, avail yourself of caregiving agencies and consider assisted living. There I just said it in one sentence. No need to write a book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Juggling Work and Caregiving November 5, 2013
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This tailored right to me and what I am involved in, in life. I was happy to see it on the free book list for Kindle Fire. If you are
a caregiver, than I recommend you download this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a great read for Caregivers October 25, 2013
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everything that was written was very true, I am a caregiver to my spouse who is 39 with dementia related illness and I am also the breadwinner, so I have to work and it was very refreshing to know how to juggle both work and caregiving and not neglect either one. It explained how to set boundaries for both and how to do everything else involved with caregiving. Being a caregiver is not easy but with this book it is easier to balance everything. I have done a lot of things that were said but some of the things I have never even thought of and it explains how to talk to your employer, and how to prioritize your daily living.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Every Caregiver Needs To Read This! October 23, 2013
By Tami W.
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I found that out of all the publications I've read about & from Caregivers (& there's been a huge amount), this one is the BEST!!! so far. Amy really nails the challenges of being a Caregiver, regardless of who & why your taking care of someone. My husband had a stroke 2 years ago & it left some severe disabilities in it's path. This book applies to all of us who are taking care of a loved one; whether you're working or not - which I am. Her experiance & openness is absolutely spot on for those of us who are the 'primary' caregiver. I laughed, acknowledged, & even cried at the points & examples she gave. I'm trying to find a way to print it so I can share it with the circle of people who 'don't get it' (being a caregiver). This book says it all & has a lot of really good tips/advise on how to take care of us - the Caregivers, without being ridiculas. I especially LOVE the 'Job Description' she gives in the begining....that one is going on my fridge:) By the way....As of this writing I haven't even finished the book yet but I'm so excited about it at this point I had to write something now. Thank You Amy for your knowledge, support, understanding, sharing & acknowledgement of our job!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's good, but it's not enough March 31, 2014
By N. Lamb
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I like this book. But I was looking for something that would help me figure out how to replace my income while in the mire of caregiving. IT's a neglected aspect of caregiving --but the book is nice for those who still have their jobs.
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This is an excellent book for anyone caring for a loved one, whether that loved one is a family member or friend. It helps the caregiver understand the dynamics of caregiving, especially if the caregiver also works outside the caregiving setting, gives tips to handle caregiver in a more efficient, helpful way, and also talks about self-care---the slippery slope for the caregiiver of anyone who is disabled, chronically ill, or terminal. This very helpful book is written by a woman who works for AARP, but cares for both of her chronically ill parents, so she knows what she's talking about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I have only read the first 2 chapters but so ... January 5, 2015
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I have only read the first 2 chapters but so far, this seems to be a very practical guide for juggling all the responsibilities that come with acting as a caregiver for an aging adult. This is written by someone who has been there. At this point, I feel this book will be very helpful. We will see if my opinion changes as I get further into it. If so, I will update this review. If you don't hear anything more, read this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars and this book was a good reference tool to help me stay balanced
This book was a life saver. I'm taking care of my older mother, and this book was a good reference tool to help me stay balanced.
Published 15 days ago by sd
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for GF - OK
bought it for my GF. She seems to like it.
Published 1 month ago by James Sanfilippo
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful read
Very insightful and helpful information. Amy Goyer knows what she is talking about from personal experience. Well worth reading. Useful sites and tips too.
Published 2 months ago by J. Adams
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent caregiving information along with wonderful sharing stories. Must read for anyone considering being a caregiver.
Published 6 months ago by byron peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is a great source for those seeking information and...
As a gerontologist and business eldercare strategist specializing in employees with eldercare work/life balance concerns, this book is a great source for those seeking information... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars Covers just about every topic you need to know about ...
Covers just about every topic you need to know about being the caregiver.
Published 7 months ago by Perry N. Yaver
4.0 out of 5 stars Good suggestions.
Has good tips for caring for elderly parents.
Published 7 months ago by D. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
I have already learned some of this but it was very helpful. Thank you so much for providing this information. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Beverly Nichol
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
The book has all information needed for any stage of categorizing. If a caregiver is at the start of the journey or at any point in between. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Joyce Knipstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This is a valuable little book that captures the everyday challenges of Caregiving.
It speaks the "truth with love."
Thank you for writing this wonderful book.
Published 9 months ago by Bonita
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