This book provides encouragement for the realities of daily care giving challenges. Through brief Gospel-focused readings and Scripture verses, this small book offers refreshment and renewal for the exhausted caregiver. Each reading focuses on Jesus as the source of our hope and strength.
In "124 Prayers for Caregivers," an author with a solid background in counseling offers an emphatic and encouraging presentation of prayerful responses to serving God in the role of caregiver. Includes prayers, brief quotations from the Bible or other sources, several lines of reflection, and a closing petition. Those seeking growth as caregivers in need of prayers that express their desire to "give everything over to God" will find strength and consolation in this book. "Paperback"
Caregivers, here’s the encouragement you need—for an entire year! Daily Comfort for Caregivers is a spiritual boost for those who need it most. This brand-new devotional provides practical encouragement for caregivers “in the trenches” of life. Written by those who’ve “been there,” Daily Comfort for Caregivers addresses your challenges, joys, fears, and hopes—always reminding you of the God who provides strength, encouragement, peace, and sanity. Brief, easy-to-read meditations are ideal for time-starved caregivers and feature encouraging scriptures and prayers.
Approximately 49% of the U.S. adult population currently shoulders or soon will shoulder elder care responsibilities. For the past seven years Shelly Beach and her husband have been caregivers for their parents. At present, they have two parents living with them. What are the challenges of this kind of day-to-day caregiving, which many children are facing today as their parents age and deal with illness, Alzheimer's, and death? With her fresh and compelling style, Shelly offers devotionals/meditations based on her own life and daily experiences, providing understanding, insights, inspiration, and, yes, even laughter for anyone who is in the midst of these often difficult circumstances.
An inspirational devotional for home caregivers by the founder of Home Instead Senior Care and the co-author of Stages of Senior Care shares uplifting stories and insights that offer practical advice, encouragement and spiritual comfort addressing specific caregiver needs.
Because caregiving duties require immense resources of energy, organization, perseverance, patience and faith, prayer is essential to caregivers. These prayers for caregivers are " intended as tinder to light the fire of your own prayer. They are meant to enable you to use the heat and energy of your anger and frustration in positive, healing ways. They are prayers to prime the pump of the wellspring of praise and thanksgiving within you. They are prayers to gather around you in a quiet corner of your life, to fortify you in the most difficult moments of your day, to help you to rejoice in the good that is present in any circumstance, " writes Normile. "I hope this book will make your work a bit easier, more graced with praise and peace, more healing to patient and caregiver alike."
A caregiver is someone who helps meet the special needs of others-without pay and often at great personal cost to their own career, finances, social life, and mental health. Hope for the Caregiver shares hard-won wisdom from a thirty-year caregiver who reminds fellow caregivers of God's presence, strength, and faithfulness in every circumstance. Plumbing his decades of experience, the author provides proven practical tips on how caregivers can live a calmer, healthier and even more joyful life. Foreword is by Ken Tada.
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." She says it's critical for caregivers to practice self-care so they can cope with their situation. Paying attention to one's 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 the experiences of others, she does not avoid difficult situations and the feelings that accompany them. Noonan 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. This book makes a thoughtful gift for any caregiver or for staff members of a facility for older adults.
Walking a companion home is an old-fashioned custom, often lost in our modern era. But there was a time when walking someone home was a way of offering protection and guidance. Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp capture the spirit of that personal companionship for those who accompany the dying on their final journey. Whether family members, friends, chaplains, or health care workers, caregivers will find here much inspiration and support for their ministry.