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Caring Well: A Planning Workbook for Caregivers introduces readers to the landscape of caregiving from a wellness perspective.  It includes the importance of honest and early family conversations, essential planning, maintaining physical, social and emotional wellness for both care partners, advocacy during hospitalizations, and transitions in the journey of caregiving. Worksheets included throughout the workbook enable family members to practice challenging communication skills, consider financial resources, assess physical and emotional wellness, review life history and current preferences of the care receiver and plan thoughtful transitions.
Mary believes the caregiving journey is one best taken with preparation, openness, a healthy dose of selfishness and a reliable sense of humor.

 

Here’s what readers had to say:
“Mary brilliantly captured practical ideas to make the caregiving journey easier. I love how the book flows as one story or each chapter can stand alone. When reading the book you know that she has been on this journey too. All caregivers should get this book and keep it available.”
 – Ann Marie Cook, President/CEO Lifespan of Great Rochester

“(This book is) such an inclusive summary of everything one needs to know about living well, with emphasis on helping to care for loved ones.  Most impressive is your use of ‘practical’ lists and questionnaires for readers to employ as their needs require.  Also, your personal examples add authenticity. I love the scenarios you share. They make readers understand that you truly understand!  More people need to know about this book!”
– Pat Deweese, Former Caregiver

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