As a family caregiver, you know all too well that the role comes with almost no training, little warning, and minimal support from the healthcare team. You may be left feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and in over your head. The caregiver’s world is forever changed when struggling with the “new norm” of caring for an ill loved one.
During a serious illness, family caregivers deliver most patient care. But little has been done to support this essential and ever-expanding role. This book aims to change this.
The Caregiver’s Companion is a heartfelt exploration into the plight of family caregivers. It includes current strategies, compelling research, and engaging exercises from the perspective of someone who has worn the shoes of both a family caregiver and a healthcare professional. Author Deborah Boyle’s dual experiences as professional nurse and caregiver to her father and her husband allow for scientific and practical solutions to the many complex problems encountered in the family caregiver role.
The family caregiver’s journey is unlike any other. This book provides the direction you need to move forward.