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Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: People Tested Media (October 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996867821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996867825
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,019,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Steve Johnson on October 23, 2015
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First of all, this is NOT a how-to book about dealing with the personal and physical needs of someone who requires in-home healthcare. Those skills can be found in many other books, as well as acquired in courses for home health aides, nursing assistants, etc. This IS a book about caregiving--when it affects your life and the life of one you care about (and it probably will, at some point). If you are not currently in that situation, either as caregiver or caree, it is certainly worth reading and knowing about, so you will be prepared and have an idea what to expect.

A good book that fills a gap in the current caregiving literature. Good common sense and voice of experience, not bogged down with the details of personal physical caregiving. A perspective that is difficult to acquire while one is "doing it."

What legal protections you and the Caree (a word I hate, but haven’t come up with a better one except “patient”-- which certain folks in the caregiving community dislike) require, what kinds of support you both will need and how to go about finding the resources that will be required.

The tone is conversational, like that of a kindly uncle who has been through it, advising a friend or relative who is now in a caregiving role—usually without notice, without training, without wishing to be. How this person will have to function as a coordinator of care among all disciplines--a communications link to all concerned. Written in a clear and direct style based on the author’s personal experience. Practical advice, much of which is focused on creating the attitude which will be of most use to the caregiver, where self-care is vital, with a good list of resources.
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Life follows an irregular trajectory that for some ends in a prolonged period of frailty. A series of events cascade until one more event is too much, and it leads to a time when independence can no longer be sustained. This creates havoc for those thrust into the role of care-giver, and let’s face it, not everyone is suited to it.

What’s the Deal with Caregiving? by Chris MacLellan is a guide to helping you get through it. He writes, “Often you have to give up things you love in order to care for the one you love.”

Full disclosure: Chris is a friend of mine. I know him to be a man of great empathy and compassion, and I know his mission is to relieve suffering for others who find themselves in this situation. He writes from both a professional and a personal knowledge. Chris lightens the burden of care-taking by making lists of things to know and to do. For example, he lists “the activities of daily living” that help you decide when independence is no longer possible and that insurers will use to determine when additional services will be paid for.

Chris encourages you to have a discussion with the “caree” about the most crucial questions as health worsens such as resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, feeding tubes and antibiotics. He lets you know that having the discussion is more vital than the list of questions so that when you become the decision-maker you will know what’s most important to your loved one.

One of the most important parts of this book is Chris’s emphasis on creating a team. Chris suggests that you make a list of the caree’s needs and another of the resources available to meet those needs.
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MacLellan's book is filled with information about social service contacts, agencies that can be of help, and more.
Important information about the legal standing of the partner, and the intricacies of planning well in advance of the loss of the person.
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Chris MacLellan has written a very useful and readable handbook for Caregivers everywhere. He has walked the walked, and it shows. I, too, have been a caregiver on more than one occasion, and can honestly say that it would have been very helpful to have had this delightful “how to” guide to caregiving to help me maintain my sanity. The book is logically laid out and the style is easy-going and comfortable. It is definitely not cumbersome. Thumbs up to Chris MacLellan! Give us more like this one…..
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My short review for busy people - if you are so busy that you only have time for a short review then you must read this book because its format is geared to people like you. Each chapter has a little summary box called "Here's The Deal." These little boxes make this book super special because they provide a very quick and concise summary of the key points of the particular chapter. So buy the book and if you only read the "Here's the deal" sections you will still gain so much knowledge and be a much better caregiver.

Ok, now to my slightly longer review. In a word - AMAZING!! This book is a resource encyclopedia, a checklist, a how to and a hands on guide all in one.

Most of all - this is a book is inspiring!! It is obvious after the first few pages that this book was written by someone who truly, truly cared for his partner with Cancer. You can literally see the author's blood, sweat and tears on each page. It is a primer for anyone who is caring for a loved one.

The book is not a how to be a caregiver kind of book. It is much more. It takes you through each and every step of the caring process - telling you want you need to do, what to avoid and covers topics that if you do not do them right the first time - you can never go back - like a POA and a Will

There are many really great book for caregivers out there - you can read my reviews of the other books if you want. My point is that What's the Deal With Caregiving is a must read! It complements the other great books out there and it covers material and topics that the other great books do not.

I highly recommend this book - it is a MUST READ for any caregiver .
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