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#6: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers

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Do you have a family member who requires constant care? You are not alone. This collection offers support and encouragement in its 101 stories for family caregivers of all ages, including the “sandwich” generation caring for a family member while raising their children. With stories by those on the receiving end of the care too. These stories of love, sacrifice, and lessons will inspire and uplift family members making sacrifices to make sure their loved ones are well cared for, whether in their own homes or elsewhere.


  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul; Original edition (March 13, 2012)
  • ISBN: 9781935096832
  • AMAZON US


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My Review for Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles
My Review for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Nascar
My Review for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You
My Review for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love



Review:
If you have ever had to take care of a loved one, you will know how hard it is, but also how self-rewarding it can be. 
Before my own dad died, he needed care, and a home was not going to happen. That's where I came in as well as his girlfriend. She went and woke him up each morning and made sure he had breakfast and his medicine, then she went to work. I would go there in the late morning, visit, then make his lunch. Also making sure he took his insulin. Then I would engage him in more conversation and at times on his good days, get him to go for a small walk. Then I would go home and make supper for my family, and shortly after his girlfriend would arrive after work and they had supper together and get more insulin. She would stay until bedtime, or stay on weekends, or even take him to her house for the night. This became routine, and I was good with it. As I said, sometimes it was tough, like when dad had a bad day, but the rewarding part was the time I got to spend with him. The talks. I learned a lot in those talks in that time.
This book was filled with stories like mine, and while reading I really did connect with each one, even if the situation was different. It's the "care" that is universal.
Truly inspiring to know how many people would go that extra mile for the ones they love.


5/5


DISCLAIMER: I won my copy. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I love the Chicken Soup books but have never read this, and it's the one I really need. I've been a caregiver to my mom and dad, my husbands grandmother, plus I've been my husbands sole caregiver for 25 years.

    Thanks for the review! I'll have to get a copy of this!

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  2. I just love all the topics these books cover. I'm not in this situation, but have known people who are.

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  3. I've become a Souper Blogger recently :)

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