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And thou shalt honor : the caregiver's companion
McLeod, Beth Witrogen, 1948-
Publication Information:
Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Foreword / Rosalynn Carter -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chap. 1. Continuing the tradition -- Chap. 2. Profiles in caring -- Chap. 3. "Should I intervene?" -- Chap. 4. Building bridges -- Chap. 5. The conflict of caring -- Chap. 6. In sickness and in health -- Chap. 7. A family in transition -- Chap. 8. Your caregiving support network -- Chap. 9. No place like home -- Chap. 10. Taking stock -- Chap. 11. Relationships redefined -- Chap. 12. Easing the transistion -- Chap. 13. Good health matters -- Chap. 14. Managing illness -- Chap. 15. When drugs don't mix -- Chap. 16. Adaptations for daily living -- Chap. 17. Caring for the bedridden -- Chap. 18. The family that plays together -- Chap. 19. Community-based caregiving -- Chap. 20. Helping hands for the caregiver -- Chap. 21. Housing options beyond home care -- Chap. 22. When to call in the pros -- Chap. 23. Managing finances -- Chap. 24. Wading through the benefits maze -- Chap. 25. Legal aspects of caregiving -- Chap. 26. Feeling bad about feeling bad -- Chap. 27. "What about me?" -- Chap. 28. Protecting your private time -- Chap. 29. Caring for yourself -- Chap. 30. Working 9 to 5, caring 'round the clock -- Chap. 31. Preparing for your future -- And thou shalt honor companion Website -- Other Websites -- Books -- Organizations.
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One of my colleagues once said: There are only four kinds of people in the world--those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. --Rosalynn Carter

In the groundbreaking PBS special And Thou Shalt Honor, producers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell bring to light the challenges facing today's caregivers. This companion volume picks up where the show leaves off, providing the kind of information and practical support essential for anyone in a caregiving situation.

More than 54 million American families are involved in the care of loved ones who are elderly or ill. And millions more will be affected in the years to come. If you're a caregiver, or you expect to become one, And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver's Companion offers help and hope.

Page after page of useful advice draws on the expertise of the nation's top caregiving researchers and advocates, as well as the real-world wisdom of caregivers just like you. You'll find insights and answers on all aspects of providing care, including:

- Reaching out to a loved one in need of help
- Managing day-to-day caregiving tasks
- Accessing public and private caregiving resources
- Navigating the legal and financial maze
- Assembling a caregiving support network
- Understanding the changing family dynamic
- Surviving and thriving in the caregiver role

Complete with action plans and checklists for key caregiving issues, plus a comprehensive directory of essential caregiving resources, And Thou Shalt Honor: The Caregiver's Companion reaches out to all caregivers--and to those they love. Make it your companion for the caregiving journey.

Author Notes

Beth Witrogen McLeod is a consultant, lecturer, journalist, and author whose book Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She also wrote and produced an award-winning series called The Caregivers for the San Francisco Examiner. Her articles on eldercare and on spirituality and health have appeared in a variety of publications, including Good Housekeeping, Self, Family Circle, and Health , as well as on Web sites such as and A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Berkeley, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area.