Packed with practical advice, diagrams, statistics, photos, quizzes, and scannable outlines, this compact guide to caregiving is easy to read and gives you key information at a glance. Get expert knowledge distilled into easy-to-follow steps and apply them immediately to refresh and recharge your caregiving journey.
Trustworthy advice for both seasoned and new caregivers (and everyone in between)
A Scale of Burden quiz to assess your current level of self-care
12 Signs of Stress & specific steps to manage them (PLUS: 3 happiness boosters for caregivers)
How to Build Your Team: step-by-step instructions to get help (and exactly what to say)
And much more
Caregiving is draining—emotionally and physically. From changing bandages and diapers, to managing medical appointments and picking up prescriptions, caregiving can feel like an endless journey. But here’s the great news: the caregiving experience doesn’t have to be like that. When caregiving tasks are shared and caregivers understand how to take good care of themselves too, the whole experience can be much brighter for everyone.
Trusted Help for Caregiving from Those Who’ve Been There
In Caregiving: Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Someone Else, award-winning author and speaker, Debbie Barr, writes with compassion and understanding, taking an honest look at the ups and downs of caregiving. She shares the real-life experiences of caregivers and the things they’ve learned along their journeys. This book will help caregivers like you know how to gather a team to help shoulder the caregiving load. You will be able to:
Identify when you’re nearing burnout
Discover the help available to you (and what to say)
Take specific action steps to cope wisely and learn to thrive
Know when the caregiving needs to change (and why it DOESN’T mean failure)
Key Features of Caregiving: Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Someone Else
Caregiving will provide everything you need—from the basics to step-by-step details—to not only get you started on your journey, but to make the most out of your time and talents. Key features include:
Reliable—Award-winning author and speaker Debbie Barr unpacks real-life experiences and seasoned advice into trustworthy nuggets of caregiving gold you can carry with you throughout your day. Get refreshed and revitalized with compassion and truths from those who have experienced the emotions and journeys you are going through.
Quick and Easy-to-Use—Caregivers rarely feel like they have time for themselves, so this guide has been designed with a busy schedule in mind: packed with concise summaries, scannable outlines and visuals, and distilled step-by-step instructions, you can absorb everything you need with as little or as much time as you have.
Practical—Whether you need to apply a self-care routine, build a care team to support your loved one in need, or make a big change in your care plan, get concise step-by-step instructions (including exactly what to say) and start immediately!
Flexible—A little or lots of time. Brand new or seasoned caregiver. Short- or long-term care. Regardless of your situation, this handy minibook has practical applications for everyone.
Caregiving is never just about the person needing the care; it’s about the caregiver too. You will come away from this book encouraged and equipped to face the caregiving journey with hopefulness and peace of mind.