Love, Honor and Value: A Family Caregiver Speaks Out About the Choices and Challenges of Caregiving (Capital Cares)

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Family caregivers don’t go home at 5 or 6 o’clock. We are on duty 24 hours a day because this is something we care about, says author Suzanne Mintz. "Caregivers are literally underpinning the health care system. The value of the services we provide for ‘free’ is estimated to be $196 billion a year." But who helps them? Much has been written about the caregiver’s role in helping an ill or disabled person, but little has been said about the caregiver - how to care for yourself as you care for others. This message to caregivers addresses issues such as the impact of caregiving on caregivers, the four principles of Caregiver Self-Advocacy, and reaching out for help.

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Suzanne Mintz is the president and founder of The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), which is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of America's family caregivers. She is the author of The Resourceful Caregiver: Helping Family Caregivers Help Themselves.

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"...a book about the choices and challenges facing family caregivers." -- Amarillo Globe-News, September 3, 2003

"Especially helpful are the appendices, which are designed as ‘tip sheets’ to provide information about personal, legal, and financial topics." -- Oncology Nursing Forum

"Mintz knows her subject: She's a caregiver and president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association." -- Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Mintz...is amazing. I can't imagine that this book would be anything less." -- Kelli M. Donley, Assisted Living Success Magazine

"My friend Suzanne Mintz has written this wonderful new book." -- Linda Dano, actress

Winner of the 2003 Caregiver Friendly Award, book category! -- Today's Caregiver Magazine

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