Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill by Cappy CaposselaShare the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill by Cappy Capossela

Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill

byCappy Capossela, Sheila WarnockForeword bySukie Miller

Paperback | November 9, 2004

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You Don't Have to Do It Alone
Whether you're prepared for it or not, chances are you'll take on the role of caregiver when a family member or friend is affected by a serious illness or injury, or when you find your elderly parent needs help. As you'll soon discover, the range of tasks and responsibilities involved are overwhelming. Share The Care offers a sensible and loving solution: a unique group approach that can turn a circle of ordinary people into a powerful caregiving team. Share The Care shows you how to:

  • Create a caregiver "family" from friends, real family members, neighbors, coworkers, and acquaintances.
  • Hold a meeting to organize your group, and introduce members to the Share The Care systems that guarantee every job will be done and no one person will have to do too much.
  • Discover the hidden talents within the group, make the most of their resources, cope with group issues, and stay together in the face of adversity.

    Included here are valuable guidelines, compassionate suggestions, and a simple-to-use workbook section that together offer support to free the patient from worry and the caregivers from burnout. Share The Care offers friends and family the best answer ever to the frequently asked question "What can I do?"
Share The Care was born when twelve people -- including Sheila Warnock and the late Cappy Capossela -- came together to help their terminally ill friend and stayed together caring for her for three and a half years. The authors documented the systems developed during that period for others to follow. Tragically, in 2002, Sheila spearhe...
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Title:Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously IllFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.12 × 6.12 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:9.12 × 6.12 × 1.1 inPublished:November 9, 2004Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0743262689

ISBN - 13:9780743262682

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical advice on how to offer help to someone with a serious illness You may know someone with a serious illness. You may want to offer help, but are hesitating because you don't think you have much to offer or you'll be asked to do something you're uncomfortable doing. Share The Care is a wonderful manual on how to turn your question of "What can I do to help?" into practical action (without biting off more than you can chew). In my day job, I'm part of a broad-based not-for-profit group looking at ways to help this model spread. For more information about the Share The Care model, go to www.sharethecare.org.
Date published: 2008-09-18

Editorial Reviews

Joan Baez The guidelines and support offered in this book were invaluable to the Share The Care Circle organized to assist my sister Mimi [Fariña] during a long illness, and in her case, dying process...I cannot recommend it highly enough.