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The Caregiver's Companion
Publication date: 2020-08-07
Every caregiver’s story is unique, but one thing you all have in common is that you need to be nourished to have the resilience and compassion to tend to the needs of those you love. The Caregiver’s Companion approaches caregiving not as a burden, but as an opportunity to grow and receive graces and blessings. Written by the founders of Nourish for Caregivers—an organization that seeks to improve the health and spiritual wellbeing of caregivers—this beautifully designed, full-color journal is a practical resource with encouraging readings, prayers, and guided journaling to help you draw strength from your faith in a few sacred moments each day. It is a unique resource to remind you to care for yourself as you care for others. The physical, financial, and emotional demands of caregiving can take an enormous toll, and their high stress levels make caregivers a population at-risk. The Caregiver’s Companion provides the encouragement and spiritual nourishment you need to persevere each day—whether your role involves hands-on caregiving, helping from a distance, or lending emotional support to a loved one in an assisted living facility. Each entry in this beautiful full-color guided journal combines prayers, meditations, reflection questions, quotations, and plenty of space for personal journaling, allowing you to capture the highs and lows of your daily experiences. You will discover spiritual nourishment and practical guidance for coping with stress and feelings of grief and loss, advocating for your loved one and yourself, facing tough decisions and knowing when to ask for help, establishing healthy boundaries with other family members, and making lasting memories in your challenging but special role as caregiver. The Caregiver’s Companion is also a useful resource for parishes, parish nurses, chaplains, and faith-based elder-care agencies and health systems. Free, downloadable resources are available on nourishforcaregivers.com. A portion of the sales benefit Nourish for Caregivers, an organization founded by the authors to improve the health and spiritual wellbeing of caregivers.Debra Kelsey-Davis