Are you responsible for taking care of a loved one? Then, this little 66-page book is for you. The book covers expectations and concerns of a caregiver, effective caregiving, challenges, and taking care of yourself.
Table of Contents—In the Midst of Caregiving
Chapter 1: Expectation of a Caregiver?
Self-reflection—Expectations of Yourself
Your Expectations of Those Who Receive Your Care
Those We Care for: What Do They Expect of Us?
Expectations you think others have of you (as a care giver)
Common Frustrations of Caregivers
Chapter 2: Concerns of the Caregiver
Prior to Entering the Caregiving Role
Guilt and the World of Caregivers
I Wish I Didn’t Care
I Don’t Like the Person I Am Caring for or Myself Anymore
I’ve Considered Walking/Running Away
I Wish It Were Over…Escape
What will others think of me?
Anger and the Caregiver
Questions of Afterlife
Chapter 3: The Costs of Caring
What Is the Price of Caring?
The Power of Saying “No”
Signs of Overload
Chapter 4: Effective Caregiving
I’d Rather Do it Myself
The Challenge of Not Knowing “When”
I’m Working Hard, But She’s Not
Why Am I Working Harder Than Everyone Else?
How Do I Ask for Help?
Tips for Caring
Chapter 5: More Challenges for the Caregiver
What is Perfect Caring?
If You Care Too Much
If You Care Too Little
In Your Caregiving, How Do You Respond to the Following
The Role of Hope
Chapter 6: Taking Care of Yourself While You Take Care of
Your Back-up Plan
Creative Coping Techniques for Dealing with Caregiver Stress
The Magic Wand