Book of the Month: August 2015
As seniors age or their health declines, caregivers juggle many emerging needs for their loved ones. Doctors might impart instructions for medications or post-operative care; therapists might demonstrate and teach safe practices to assist with activities of daily living. Not only can a caregiver’s role include medical, physical, and financial tasks, but he or she may also be counted on for emotional support.
Because balancing a loved one’s needs and their own can be a high-wire act all by itself, caregivers can sometimes respond by pushing their own feelings to the back burner. However, the emotional impact of caregiving can affect a person’s relationships with family, loved ones, and fellow caregivers. This month’s book allows caregivers to explore their own feelings by way of a familiar story.