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What's the Deal with Caregiving? Paperback – October 14, 2015
- 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. Adam C.
- Well done! Being a caregiver for my parents and In laws I had to deal with a lot of issues you addressed. I recommend your book to every caregiver out there. Keep up the good work. We need more people like you who care!! Gae F.
From the Author
Cover photo of my partner, the late Bernard Richard Schiffer and me was taken by photo journalist, Carline Jean, appeared in South Florida Sun-Sentinel in April of 2014 as part of the Pulitzer Prize nominated story, "In Sickness and in Health: A Couple's Final Journey" When Richard and I agreed to do the story with the Sun-Sentinel, no one in their imagination would believe the impact our story would have on so many people. Written by Diane C. Lade and seen by over 400,000 people world-wide, our story propelled me to write "What's The Deal with Caregiving" because in Sickness and in Health, we all simply care for the one we love.
- Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2015
- Two First Place awards in the Society of Professional Journalist Sunshine State Awards for Best Feature Reporting and Best Online Video
- Two Florida First Place Awards from the Florida Press Club for Feature Writing and the Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting
- First Place Society of News Design Award of Excellence for Photography and Feature Page Design
- First Place, Society for Features Journalism, Narrative Writing
- "In Sickness and In Health: A Couple's Final Journey"can be read online at:interactive.sun-sentinel.com/lgbt-dying-couple/
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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.
Important information about the legal standing of the partner, and the intricacies of planning well in advance of the loss of the person.