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

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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 lovin
ebook, 368 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by Touchstone (first published December 12th 1995)
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A.B. McFarland
Apr 20, 2015 A.B. McFarland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever needed to provide help to a friend or family member with a serious illness or injury? Did you feel overwhelmed and resentful, and then felt guilty about those feelings, but felt if you didn't help, no one else would?
Have you ever been unable to do things for yourself because of serious illness or injury, and felt worried because relying on random people, busy friends and family was kind of like having holes in your security blanket?
Caregiving groups to the rescue!
The book Sha
Bill Currie
May 17, 2010 Bill Currie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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How to deal with the enormous task of caring for my daughter who has stage four bone cancer brought me to search for help. This book lies out a roadmap of how to do it, using the many friends and family members to share the responsibility and provide the close love that is needed. Although I am not at this point yet, I am afraid I must be ready to reduce much of the burden before I and my ex-wife exhaust ourselves. The authors of this book have a very detailed and organized system which I fell w ...more
Aug 13, 2009 Jvlemons rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this book. This book provides an excellent framework to organize a team of people to help someone who is ill. I successfully used the Share the Care ideas to bring together a team of people, most of whom did not know each other, to help a mutual friend who was in the hospital for two months, and then had a long recovery at home. I modified some of the processes to meet the needs of the group. For example, I used email to notify people of an urgent need instead of using the prescribed ...more
May 09, 2012 D rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book may seem overwhelming at first, but caring for someone who is very sick or at the end of their life IS overwhelming. I've been this kind of caregiver three times for people who were not part of my biological family and had a few comments which went into the second edition. I highly recommend it; it's unique in its class. There's a good website, called, that didn't exist when I needed it, but would have been a good tool and probably saved me a lot of time on th ...more

Interesting process. Seems to work for some persons. I do not plan to formally implement but will start keeping a file of persons who volunteer.
Jan 28, 2008 Anne is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Borrowed from a friend soon after I found out that another friend has breast cancer. The patient's support system seems pretty good, so I haven't finished reading it or put much of it into practice. Still, might be handy to know if, God forbid, I might need something like that some day.
Paul Cavanagh
Mar 03, 2013 Paul Cavanagh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderfully practical and inspiring guide for people who want to help but aren't sure how. I had the opportunity to promote this book with its author, Sheila Warnock, in my part of the world a couple of years ago.
Apr 30, 2012 Gailembt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great How-To book. My only concern is that the people who most need this don't have the time to read it.
Feb 24, 2009 Jborree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great information and motivational material for doing this really hard but rewarding thing.
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