Stories and Strategies for Caregivers
Stories & Strategies for Caregivers
God has such a sense of humor, doesn’t He? As young adults, we
think we have our lives all planned out, and then He sends us
down paths that we had never intended to explore. One of those
paths for our family has been caring for adult relatives.
Over the years we have provided short-term or long-term care in
our home for five different adults. I find this amazing because
both my husband and I are very private people and we did not
inherit the hospitality gene. Hmm . . . this gives credence to the
verse about God working best through weak people doesn’t it?
In Home-Based Eldercare you will find stories, strategies, and
encouragement for your own journey in caregiving. You may be
caring for one or both parents, or perhaps your spouse. Maybe
you are looking down the road and just want to be prepared.
Each caregiving situation is unique because each caregiver, each
patient, and each health situation is unique. Family dynamics,
finances, personal health, and temperament all play into how
caregiving will look for you and your loved ones.
Abraham J. Heschel states:
"A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old.
It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators
make a point of being fond of children. But the affection
and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the
true gold mines of a culture."
I pray that this book will encourage you as you care for your loved
ones. One by one, family by family, let us restore a culture of
caring—one that celebrates life from conception to natural death.
What is included?
- Caring for Elders Who Live in Their Own Home
- Caring for Elders in Your Home
- Caring for the Emotional and Spiritual Needs of Elders
- Caring for Elders with Alzheimer's or Other Dementias
- Caring for the Caregiver
- Assembling a Family Notebook
- Preparing an Emergency Go Bag
- Verses, Stories, and Poems for Caregivers
- Helpful Resources
- 146 pages, 4 appendices
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|"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established." Proverbs 24:3 (NIV)
"She tended you as an infant.
He taught you to ride a bike.
Now that loved one needs your
help. Marcia Washburn guides
you through the spiritual and
practical aspects of eldercare.
Marcia reveals the tenderness
and love that is nurtured as we
care for those who need our
help in the final chapter of
their life's journey. If you're
in need of a practical blend of
God’s word, stories and tips,
this book will be a valuable
resource." ~Kathy B.
"This book is a must read for
anyone who is presently caring
for a loved one or who may in
the future. It is both
professionally and endearingly
written with a wealth of
information. The material in the
Appendices is especially
valuable." ~Dr. Mary Ann Lind
"I laughed, then I wept as I
remembered my own mom, tears
of fondness that I sometimes
forget. Stories and & Strategies
for Caregivers is definitely a
must-have for beginners doing
first time caregiving. Out of a
heart of love and one of a
servant, may God bless all those
who are selfless enough to meet
this rewarding but challenging
task." ~Linda F.
"I loved Marcia's book. My life is
busy with caregiving, period. I
assist my 18-year-old son at
home with Muscular Dystrophy
and also . . . assist my 92-year-
old dad who still lives in his
home. Some days my life feels
very overwhelming. Marcia's
book has widened my eyes to
what we need to get in order
both for my son and for my dad. I
have laughed and I have cried . .
. I so appreciate Marcia's wisdom
and spiritual discernment. How
wonderful to read a book [that]
can put into language the
'groanings' of your soul and to
have someone who has walked in
similar footsteps. To say this
book has blessed me is indeed an
understatement. It provides we
caregivers with the tools we need
here on earth to do our jobs with
greater ease and grace. A must-
read for anyone who wants to
care for any loved ones with
greater skill, courage, love, and
tenacity." ~Sheri T.
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