The Caregiving Season

Author: Jane Daly
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1624057675
Format: PDF, Docs
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Caring for elderly parents is challenging. It’s a season of life that requires grace and strength that can only come from God. In The Caregiving Season, Jane Daly shares personal caregiving stories, offering practical advice to help you honor your aging parents well and deepen your personal relationship with Christ along the journey.

A Bittersweet Season

Author: Jane Gross
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030747240X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed. Reprint.

Honoring the Elderly

Author: Brian L. De Jong
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548220358
Format: PDF
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In Honoring the Elderly, author and Presbyterian minister Brian L. De Jong combines biblical insights with practical advice for eldercare. His work shows you both the importance and the realities of caring for your aging parents or other loved ones. De Jong recognized the need for Honoring the Elderly after speaking with the adult Sunday school class at his church. Many families had elderly parents who needed help but didn't know how to begin such an enormous undertaking. De Jong hopes that his work can illuminate the biblical teachings and prepare caregivers to manage the day-to-day practicalities of taking care of aging loved ones. He covers the following: The challenge issued by the fifth commandment The examples the Bible gives of eldercare The team approach to caring for aging family members The issues that come with retirement, illness, and mental decline The tricks to dealing with difficult parents The spiritual side of aging The intricacies of ethical decision making The pros and cons of assisted living homes The importance of preparing for loss and achieving closure With insightful questions at the end of each section, Honoring the Elderly is a valuable resource for couples, families, and classes discussing eldercare.

Caring for Your Aging Parents

Author: Barbara Deane
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780891095781
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If you provide care for your elderly parents, this book will give you the helpful information you need. Includes resource lists.

Caring for Our Aging Parents

Author: Michele Howe
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN: 9781619708358
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In "Caring for Our Aging Parents," Michele Howe provides practical and necessary guidance to help readers navigate the uncertain and emotional territory of caring for elderly parents. This book addresses the mental and emotional aspects of growing older, and offers sound biblical advice on how to care for your loved ones with positivity and respect. "Caring for Our Aging Parents" will guide adult individuals who are facing the obvious and subtle changes that take place as their parents age. It addresses a variety of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual areas of decline. Readers will learn how to deal more effectively with their own emotional responses to these ever altering shifts in their parents personalities with good grace and by utilizing sound biblical principles. This resource offers real life stories of individuals who have found positive and life-affirming methods to communicating respectfully and lovingly to their aged parents. Readers will also be heartened to find practical suggestions for mending broken relationships and gaining new ground with their parents, even when their past has been checkered by pain and difficulty. Chapters Include: They re My Parents Too, Love and Respect Defined, When Finances Become Deal Breakers, Learning to Let Go of the Past, Focusing on the Eternal When the Temporal Feels Too Painful, Seeing Older Parents Through the Lens of Grace, Recognizing Your Parents Personalities May Completely Disappear, Gently Challenging Parents to Keep Using Their Gifts and Talents, Sharing Your Faith with Unbelieving Parents, "and many more." "

Ambushed by Grace

Author: Shelly Beach
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 1572938765
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you’re faced with the needs of an aging parent, a critically ill spouse, or a developmentally impaired child, caring for your loved one is both a tremendous challenge and a unique opportunity to grow in the image of Christ. In Ambushed by Grace, award-winning author Shelly Beach shares hope, help, and much-needed encouragement gleaned from her personal experiences as a caregiver. This book brims with expert advice, and includes fourteen appendices filled with Web addresses, phone numbers, and a wealth of information on a broad array of caregiving issues. Shelly Beach takes you beyond knowledge and hands-on resources to the emotional and spiritual realities of caregiving. With humor and hard-won insight, she shares wisdom, inspiration, and encouragement from God’s Word. This book will sustain you on your journey as a caregiver, and open your eyes to the life-changing transformation that awaits you on the way.

Aging Parents Aging Children

Author: Miriam K. Aronson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742547469
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Sandwiched between the escalating needs of their aging relatives and their own children, today's adults are caught in an intergenerational squeeze. This upbeat self-help book features case examples that speak directly to Boomers and other caregivers and addresses the feelings at play within themselves and their family system. Complete with up-to-date research findings, Aging Parents, Aging Children offers practical advice and methods to help families cope better during this potentially stressful period of life.

My Parent s Keeper

Author: Jody Gastfriend
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300235704
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When it comes time to provide care for those who once cared for us, where can we turn? This book offers practical guidance for a broad range of caregiving situations when family caregivers assume their new role. Uses the latest research and draws on case histories and interviews. Is a resource as well as a source of inspiration, with a blend of powerful stories and practical advice. Helps caregivers cope with numerous challenges, including parents who need but refuse help; siblings who don’t get along; the complexity of healthcare systems; financial issues; juggling work and caregiving; the use of technology; the power of connecting with a loved one who has dementia; and realizing the benefits amid the burdens of caregiving.

Hope for the Caregiver

Author: Peter Rosenberger
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 161795750X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A caregiver is someone who helps meet the special needs of others-without pay and often at great personal cost to their own career, finances, social life, and mental health. Hope for the Caregiver shares hard-won wisdom from a thirty-year caregiver who reminds fellow caregivers of God's presence, strength, and faithfulness in every circumstance. Plumbing his decades of experience, the author provides proven practical tips on how caregivers can live a calmer, healthier and even more joyful life. Foreword is by Ken Tada.

Take My Hand Again

Author: Brummett, Nancy Parker
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825443717
Format: PDF
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The guide the author wishes she had when she took on a caretaker role.
By 2020, the senior population in this country will number over 115 million. Despite this persistent “graying” of America, few adult children feel prepared to take on the role of caregiver for aging parents. Those who discover they must now intervene and care for an elder they love are often at a loss. Trying to navigate the transition is like being dropped in a foreign country with no map, no GPS, and no translator—and acting as tour guide.
Nancy Parker Brummett knows what they’re going through and has the means to help. She shares her own experience of caring for a mother and mother-in-law in assisted living, as well as lessons learned through study of the academic, social, and political issues involved. Each chapter begins with relevant Scripture, but the useful information here is not limited to people of faith.
Take My Hand Again offers readers the warm feeling of having someone they trust stepping up to hold their hand and share encouragement and hope. Children of the aging don’t need a degree in gerontology; they just need for someone to ask the pertinent questions and give them an overview of the pros and cons of common options so they can make informed decisions. Whether they’ve already had their wake-up call or just want to be prepared for what’s to come, Brummett’s sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant book has just what they’re looking for.