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Explains how to create a caregiver "family" from acquaintances, friends, and family members, with suggestions for organization, planning, and job sharing
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Share The Care was born when twelve people -- including Sheila Warnock and the late Cappy Capossela -- came together to help their terminally ill friend and stayed together caring for her for three and a half years. The authors documented the systems developed during that period for others to follow.
Tragically, in 2002, Sheila spearheaded a group for Cappy when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Following Cappy's death, Sheila founded a nonprofit organization ShareTheCaregiving in Cappy's memory. She built a web site (www.sharethecare.org) and updated and revised the book for a second edition.
ShareTheCaregiving’s mission is to improve the “quality of life” of persons who are seriously ill, disabled, or experiencing the challenges of aging, and to reduce stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship often suffered by their family caregivers. The organization offers a community educational program that includes a training for health professionals and clergy, workshops for caregivers, and Share The Care Stations. E-mail and telephone support is available to caregivers, and health professionals. In the works, is a web-based program that will allow Share The Care groups to operate on-line. Check the web site for information and announcements.
SHARE THE CARE AWARDS:
Cited by The Library Journal as
“One of the Best Consumer Health Books of 2004”
Caregiver Friendly Award (Best Book) from
Today’s Caregiver Magazine, 2008
The New York City Share The Care Program (2008-09)
“2009 Achievement Award for Cross-Generational
Caregiving” from NYS Coalition for the Aging, Inc.
Statewide Caregiving & Respite Coalition of NY
Preparing for the serious illness of someone near and dear is certainly prudent, but actually doing it seems off-putting and even morbid to many, which makes Caposella and Warnock's book vitally important. Writing pleasantly and calmly and organizing their material admirably, they advise dealing with caregiver burnout by forming an "alternate family" and spreading the responsibilities and strain of providing care to the stricken among them. They include sample forms, checklists, and scripted passages for use in forming such support groups. Theirs is a highly structured approach that in times of crisis may prove invaluable. Although aimed at use by organized groups, it may also be of great value to individuals in need of a plan of action or background information. Capossela and Warnock's meticulous coverage of every phase and eventuality of a sensitive situation and the fact that the book is easy to use as a reference make it outstanding in a crowded field. Mike Tribby
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