Best Books on Family Caregiving for Seniors & the Elderly

Being well-informed is always the best way to make any decision from a place of clarity. Whether you’re looking at becoming a family caregiver, hoping to take care of a loved one or relative, or just looking for the right perspective to understand what a home health agency can offer, these books are a great place to start.

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Enjoy these books that our caregivers have recommended as you gain more clarity on your home health care options:

 

1. The Ultimate Compassionate Guide to Caregiving: A Simple Blueprint For Dealing with Today’s Healthcare Crisis Combined with Years of Wisdom and Sound Advice

The Ultimate Compassionate Guide to Caregiving is a new and innovative book that provides assistance on all the aspects of daily living. It is designed for individuals who intend to care for their loved ones at home or in any facility, it will give you effective and timely solutions for the many problems facing health care today. It will educate you and allow you to develop home health care skills, good judgment, and the common sense to play an active role in helping your loved ones with their health care needs.

2. The Caregiving Season: Finding Grace to Honor Your Aging Parents

Caring for elderly parents is challenging. It’s a season of life that requires grace and strength that can only come from God. In The Caregiving Season, Jane Daly shares personal caregiving stories, offering practical advice to help you honor your aging parents well and deepen your personal relationship with Christ along the journey.

3. Cherish the Days: Inspiration and Insight for Long-Distance Caregivers

In our highly mobile society, many people are separated from aging loved ones. Caring for older parents is a difficult and emotionally draining challenge. Martha Evans Sparks, the Voice of the Caregiver, offers practical help to find balance and peace in caregiving.

4. How to Care for Aging Parents, 3rd Edition: A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues

How to Care for Aging Parents is an authoritative, clear, and comforting source of advice and support for the ever-growing number of Americans—now 42 million—who care for an elderly parent, relative, or friend. And now, in its third edition, it is completely overhauled and updated, chapter-by-chapter and page-by-page, with the most recent medical findings and recommendations.

5. Loving Your Parents When They Can No Longer Love You

You had plans for this time in your life, but now a parent needs care. It’s a confusing, stressful, and exhausting time. But it can also be a time of remarkable growth.

6. A Caregiver’s Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy When Your Loved One is Sick

When you are responsible for another person’s physical needs, your own needs are often neglected. After caring for her spouse, who for ten years suffered from a rare, debilitating disease, Kay Marshall Strom is able to bring a voice of experience and compassion to this important topic.

7. The Art of Caregiving: How to Lend Support and Encouragement to Those with Cancer

When catastrophic illness strikes, someone close to the patient—a spouse, child, grandchild, or close friend—inevitably joins that patient on the arduous journey through treatment and recovery. Surprisingly, health-care professionals largely acknowledge that personal caregivers have more influence over the patient’s experience in the short and long term than any medical professional. That means that if you find yourself in the role of caregiver, you are—or can be—one of the greatest weapons in your loved one’s fight against cancer.

8. The Complete Guide to Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Whether you’re preparing for the responsibility or are in the midst of caring for an elderly loved one, this complete guide from Focus on the Family provides the practical information you need―and a spiritual and emotional lifeline.

9. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

10. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding

Readers caring for an ailing family member will find support and encouragement in these stories by others like them. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers will inspire and uplift family members who are making sacrifices to make sure their loved ones are well cared for.

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