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Coping with Caregiving: A Beginner's Guide to Caring for Your Loved Ones Without Suffering from Caregiver Burnout (Health Matters) [Kindle Edition]

Annabelle Stevens , Carolyn Stone
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Book Description

Some are born caregivers, while others suddenly have caregiving thrust upon them. One slip off a ladder, moment of distraction in the car, or trip to the doctor for what seemed to be a routine checkup, can change the life of your loved one and you forever.

Caregivers are the unsung heroes of our society, looking after loved ones around the clock, often with little help, few financial resources, and only rare recognition of their efforts compared to people who work outside of the home. In many cases, people are forced to try to be caregivers and balance their need to work outside the home all at the same time.

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.

If you are suddenly placed in the role of caregiver, it can be a confusing, even frightening time. In this guide, you will learn:

* The first steps to take if your loved one is diagnosed with an illness or has been in an accident
* How to develop an effective care plan for your loved one
* How to assemble and coordinate a care team for your loved one
* How to deal with insurance companies
* How to handle social security and disability claims effectively.

Caregiving has a serious impact on the entire family that should never be underestimated. In this guide, you will also discover:

* How to plan for the future, no matter what the diagnosis or prognosis
* How to deal with end-of-life issues in a practical, as well as emotional way
* The best ways to deal with the more stressful aspects of caregiving
* The best places to get help, advice and support as a caregiver
* A self-care plan to help keep you healthy so you can avoid caregiver burnout.
and more.

Caregiving challenges us on many mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels. In this guide, learn:

* How to identify with the negative emotions that arise when you are caregiving
*Strategies for dealing with these negative emotions
* Dealing with spiritual considerations that arise in the course of caregiving
* Coping with spiritual issues in a sensitive way
* How to spot stress and stop it from leading to caregiver burnout
* Effective relaxation techniques
* Constructive ways to express rather than suppress emotions to avoid caregiver burnout
and much more.

Caregiving can be one of the most difficult jobs you will ever face. Fortunately, help is at hand. Taking care of yourself as a caregiver with the help of this beginner's guide can be the first step toward healthy and successful caregiving, no matter what short-term or long-term caregiving situation you may be dealing with. Start putting your action plan in place today, for a healthier tomorrow for you and your whole family.
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Annabelle Stevens and Carolyn Stone are the authors of over one hundred health and self-help guides. Annabelle works as a life coach. Carolyn has worked in consumer health publishing and continuing medical education for over 20 years.

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  • File Size: 778 KB
  • Print Length: 107 pages
  • Publisher: Eternal Spiral Books,; 3rd edition (January 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006A98TZ8
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for Caregivers September 5, 2012
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Coping with Caregiving is a comprehensive guide that provides information and action steps caregivers can take to help them deal with their responsibilities without the burnout that often accompanies taking care of someone in need. The authors address both ends of the age spectrum from elder care to caring for children, and stress the importance of developing a care plan.

If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, you will want to take a look at this book. It will save you time, energy, and possibly broken relationships. It will definitely give you something to think about as you are performing your duties.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A guide to care for others and care for yourself as well December 10, 2013
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A great guide to understanding the downside of care-giving; depression, fatigue, sadness. Helpful and thought provoking, encouraging Caregivers to take care of themselves since that doesn't always occur for caregiver.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coping with caregiving January 11, 2013
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For those teetering on burnout from either short, or long term caregiving, you need support from family, friends, or professionals. Having been a Professional for over 3 decades in Gerontology, having taken another position for a couple of decades, then retirement and travel, I was shocked to find myself having a screeming fit, caring for a friend with cancer. She has no living relatives, so for over 5 years I've cared for her in my home. After so much stress, I looked for some guidance in this difficult service. I found Annabelle Stevens and Carolyn Stones great road map back to getting myself cared for first with their book Coping with Caregiving. You are guided along a pathway to a new normal for yourself and the patient needing to be cared for as well. BB
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