Fact: most of us will end up in the role of caregiver--whether we've planned for it or not. This generous book carefully guides caregivers in how to be loving and responsible without being overcome by stress in the process.
Cruising through Caregiving is the strong and friendly companion that anyone navigating the unpredictable waters of caregiving will find absolutely indispensable. Jennifer FitzPatrick uses easy-to-understand nautical imagery to give solid and friendly practical support and information to caregivers--no matter what phase or scenario of caregiving they may be experiencing.
FitzPatrick ably instructs caregivers on how to recognize and harness the power they have (such as getting other family members to participate) so they will experience less stress and give their older loved one a better quality of life, while--most importantly--not giving up their own lives. FitzPatrick reassures caregivers that they don't just have to let things happen to them and that there is always a solution for a negative situation.
Regardless of whether or not readers have advantages such as money or extended families, Cruising through Caregiving will show them how to preserve their health, their finances, their careers, their relationships with families and friends, and how to make smooth sailing out of their caregiving experience.