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
146 pages, 4 appendices