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Courage For Caregivers$20.00Add to cart
Drawing on the writings and wisdom of Henri J. M. Nouwen’s themes of caregiving, Marjorie J. Thompson offers a vulnerable exploration of caregiving intertwined with both her own many years of intimate caregiving of family members and collected stories of caregivers in varied settings and stages of life.
While not shying away from the demanding physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of caregiving, Courage for Caregivers also celebrates the gifts of caregiving grounded in the belovedness both caregiver and care receiver share in God’s eyes.
Practical leader guides and resources make Courage for Caregivers a tool that moves smoothly from individual encouragement to group and congregational ministry to develop support for the universal experience of caregiving.
Hope For Caregivers$16.00Add to cart
Henri Nouwen’s timeless wisdom reminds us once again of the transformation that love brings, both when we allow ourselves to give love with abandon and when we allow ourselves to receive love.
Caregiving too often is reduced to a list of tasks–doing the things that another individual cannot do independently. In six weeks of daily devotions inspired by the words of Henri Nouwen and intertwined with Scripture and prayer, Hope for Caregivers summons us away from our lists for a few moments each day and draws us to a fresh framework for the experience of giving care.
My Two Elaines$27.99Add to cart
In My Two Elaines, author Marty Schreiber, former governor of Wisconsin, watches his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman he fell in love with in high school, and who diligently supported his political career, to the Elaine who knows she is declining and can’t remember how to cook a meal, and finally to the Elaine who no longer recognizes Marty or their children.
One part love story, one part practical advice, this compelling book includes several unique elements:
*Excerpts from Elaine’s journal, recounting her thoughts, concerns, and frustrations as the disease progresses
*A recurring feature called What I Wish I’d Known, which provides helpful takeaways for caregivers based on Marty’s observations about what he wishes he’d known sooner and done differently
*A Q&A between Marty and neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Braun, to equip caregivers with the right questions to ask and empower them to advocate for their loved ones and their own needs
Beyond sincere, practical advice, My Two Elaines gives the reader permission to feel the full spectrum of emotions, including humor, even in the face of this relentless illness. And the book speaks to anyone touched by this disease–spouse, child, friend, or family member.
Were Stronger Than We Look$12.99Add to cart
Caregiver, are you overwhelmed? Do you secretly have bouts of despair, bitterness, and even hopelessness?
As a caregiver, you run the risk of disappearing. Your time goes overwhelmingly to the needs of your loved one. Your relationships get strained, and your challenges and anxieties are difficult to articulate. It’s easier to just keep your head down and do what must be done.
What’s more, you probably didn’t sign up for this role or train for it. And yet here you are, reliving the trauma that got you here, providing support you didn’t know you had in you to give, struggling with fatigue, making critical, life-altering decisions, and yearning for the community you had that has changed or disappeared.
Rich in stories and unflinchingly pragmatic, We’re Stronger than We Look is an invitation to look up and remember the life you’ve been given, the image of God that you bear, and the assurance that God loves you as much as you love the person entrusted to your care. This message is delivered by a caregiver who, while writing this helpful book, has cared for her paraplegic husband, who was suddenly disabled in a bicycling accident.
Called To Care Third Edition$32.00Add to cart
As nursing and healthcare continue to change, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. Offering a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call, this thoroughly revised third edition of a classic text includes practical features for educators, students, and practitioners.
Nursing is a vocation: a calling from God to care for others. The role of the nurse originally grew out of a holistic Christian understanding of humans as created in the image of God. Yet as nursing and healthcare continue to change, the effects have proven disorienting to many. Now more than ever, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. For over twenty years, Called to Care has served as a unique and essential resource for nurses. In this third edition Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller, now joined by coauthor Kimberly H. Fenstermacher, present a definition for nursing based on a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate and restorative care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace, which aims to promote and foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Focusing on the features of the nursing metaparadigm-person, health, environment, and nursing-they provide a framework for understanding how the Christian faith relates to the many aspects of a nurse’s work, from theory to everyday practice. This new edition of Called to Care is thoroughly revised for today’s nurses, including updated examples and new content on topics such as cultural competency, palliative care, and the current state of healthcare and nursing education. Each chapter features learning objectives, discussion questions, case studies, and theological reflections from Scripture to help readers engage and apply the content. For educators, students, and practitioners throughout the field of nursing, this classic text continues to provide clarity and wisdom for living out their calling.
Chicken Soup For The Soul Navigating Eldercare And Dementia$14.95Add to cart
Caring for parents, spouses, or other loved ones who cannot care for themselves is stressful, confusing, frustrating, challenging and incredibly rewarding. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Eldercare with Love helps you along this journey with stories of practical advice and emotional support from family caregivers who have “been there, done that.”
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Eldercare with Love offers candid, practical advice and emotional support that can help family caregivers do a better job of coping with the immense challenges they face. Written by everyday people who have carried the burden of caregiving themselves, these stories of inspiration, advice and even humor will help family caregivers survive their long, noble journey.
Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible.
In The Lingering Light$14.99Add to cart
Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel disease. It robs us of the people we love–slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly. Our love for them is tested as their needs increase and their recall decreases, and our own needs suffer neglect as more and more of our time and attention is given to our loved one. Cynthia Fantasia is a caregiver. In this deeply understanding and empowering work she walks you through the landscape of caregiving–for your loved one and for yourself. She introduces you to friends and fellow travelers who offer their own words of empathy and insight. And she slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly empowers you to live well as you care for your loved one in the lingering light.
Village Medical Manual 7th Edition 2 Volume Set$35.99Add to cart
Village Medical Manual is a two-volume guide to health care in developing countries where expert medical care can be hard to find. Its intended use is by those who are required, by location and circumstances, to render medical care for which they are not professionally trained. Reader-friendly and easy to navigate, this manual will allow the reader to find the best treatments and procedures in a variety of medical situations. Each volume includes illustrations and instructions that assist in diagnosing and treating patients. Volume I includes medical principles and procedures for basic care and emergency situations. Volume II includes symptom, disease, drug, and regional indices to assist the reader in step-by-step diagnoses and treatment of patients. This useful two-volume guide is a handy reference for all lay persons who need the skills to meet health care challenges in developing areas.
“With Village Medical Manual, Dr. Vanderkooi has targeted a frequently neglected category of medical caregivers: people who are well-educated in disciplines other than medicine living in rural areas of developing countries. These reluctant healers are frustrated by the unfamiliar jargon of books written for physicians and the lack of depth of health guides written for indigenous people. Through thorough research, extensive experience, common sense, logical arguments of contents, well-defined procedural plans and the use of everyday words, Dr. Vanderkooi has hit her mark very well.” Neva Abbott, M.D., M.P.H. Former Director of International Health Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Bring Each Other Home$14.99Add to cart
“Walk with him” was the heavenly command the author received after her beloved mate was diagnosed with dementia. Let this caregiver take you along on her trek through a puzzling maze of challenges where she receives assistance and encouragement. This book offers inspiration, enlightenment to those caring for someone with a long-term illness.
Prayers Of Hope For Caregivers$12.99Add to cart
As You Give Care, God is Caring for You
Caring for someone with health needs can be emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining. Sarah Forgrave has spent considerable time, both as someone struggling with serious medical issues and as the family member of a chronically ill patient, and she understands the many challenges you face in your caregiving role.
Sarah wants to share what she discovered with you–peace through prayer, solace in Scripture, and unending hope from a Heavenly Father who never stops loving you.
Each heartfelt prayer and devotion is intended to help you navigate the complex set of emotions that come with caregiving. Read it front to back or go directly to the devotion addressing how you feel at any given moment…when you need it most.
Take comfort in the truth that God knows your every need as a caregiver and is always there for you amid your toughest trials.
Grace For The Unexpected Journey$15.99Add to cart
For the weary dementia or Alzheimer’s caregiver
If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you carry a heavy load. On top of having to watch someone you love suffer, you are probably losing sleep, growing frustrated, and struggling with loneliness or even depression. With little to no help and no time for a break, this unrelenting stress is hard to carry.
Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers provides the care that caregivers need.
Each daily devotion:
Is short, ideal for demanding schedules
Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage
Features a relatable caregiving story
Offers of a key Scripture for meditation
When the struggles seem insurmountable, this devotional offers strength. When stress floods in, it points to peace. And when darkness falls, it illuminates hope. Caregivers walk a long, difficult road. This devotional gives grace for their journey.
Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade$15.99Add to cart
Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)?
Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss.
This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will:
*Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease
*Correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD
*Discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages
*Address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey
*Offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD
Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is heartfelt and easy to apply, providing gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.
Reluctant Caregiver : Navigating The Turmoil Of The Sandwich Generation$17.99Add to cart
Some say courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Bobbi may be married with two grown children, but the child inside still fears and resents the attacks and tirades of her ninety-year-old mother, now afflicted with dementia. While still a teenager, Bobbi was disowned by her mother. How can she now take on the role of caregiver?
Bobbi seeks escape from the task, but gradually realizes that Jesus has a greater goal in mind than teaching her to be a caregiver. Crisis after crisis forces Bobbi to turn to Jesus for help, all the while testing to see if his promises can be taken literally. Is he in charge? Will he work things out? Is his plan perfect?
Nancy’s erratic behaviour and moods punctuate the ensuing year. Stripped of any illusion that she can cope on her own, Bobbi finds her faith rewarded in unpredictable ways. Her journey of anxiety and failure also comes with insights and small but important victories. She tells the story candidly, often humorously, as she comes to a deeper understanding of dementia, her mother, and most of all, Jesus.
Read and weep. Laugh and pray. Gain courage and perspective of your own!
Struggles Of Caregiving$7.99Add to cart
Caregiving is a demanding task that takes a huge toll on the person providing care – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Nell Noonan, speaking from her own experience as caregiver for her husband, describes caregiving as a “cataclysmic spiritual experience.”
Noonan says it’s critical for caregivers to practice self-care so they can cope with their situation. Paying attention to their spiritual health is especially important.
The 28-Days format (4 weeks of brief daily readings that include scripture and prayer) provides an accessible way for caregivers, typically stressed and pressed for time, to devote a few minutes to their spiritual health.
Noonan’s honesty and faith are hallmarks of her writing. Speaking from her own experience and that of others, she does not avoid difficult situations and the feelings that accompany them. She witnesses to the strength she finds as she continually turns to God, even in her darkest moments.
Caregivers will appreciate these devotions that are both forthright and uplifting.