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Today many families are assuming responsibility for the wellbeing of elderly parents as part of their daily routine.  Be inspired and share in the journey.  Eleanor is a Colorado native who grew up on a small farm just outside the City of Denver.  After graduating high school, she worked for the State of Colorado for 31 1/2 years serving her last seven years as a legislative analyst for the Departments of Human Services and Medicaid.  During the early years of her career she endeavored to obtain both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Regis University.  After leaving State employment, she worked for the City and County of Broomfield as a policy analyst for 7 years and then returned to the State of Colorado as a private contractor.  She was forced to retire from nearly 40 years as a professional employee when her mother fell and brok her hip at the age of 93.  Armed with faith, humor and love she was able to navigate a full time caregiving journey until her mother's death at age 102.  She currently lives in Arvada, a suburb west of Denver, and enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

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One Caregiver's Journey
by Eleanor Gaccetta

Overview


One Caregiver's Journey is a personal memoir that will make you laugh or tug at your heart as the author shares her experiences about providing 24/7 care to her mother over a period spanning 9 1/2 years.  The book provides many details of the changes that occurred over the duration as her mother aged past the century mark and how the author endured the journey.   The caregiving journey is never a straight forward road, but one with many on and off ramps or detours along the way. This book provides numerous practical suggestions that can make the caregiving experience easier for anyone about to embark on such a journey or in such a journey.  This is the author's story.

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Description


Caregiving isn't for everyone.  One must possess patience, compassion and the ability to laugh as a prerequisite to become a caregiver. This book heartfully captures the moments between caregiver and patient, between daughter and mother.  It is not just a heartwarming memoir that describes Ellie's experiences and challenges providing full-time care for her mother; it is also an insightful book that digs deeper into caregiving and provides practical suggestions that anyone can use to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their loved one.  In reading the book you will feel as though you are in her living room having a discussion about her experiences.  This is her story.

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Overview


One Caregiver's Journey is a personal memoir that will make you laugh or tug at your heart as the author shares her experiences about providing 24/7 care to her mother over a period spanning 9 1/2 years.  The book provides many details of the changes that occurred over the duration as her mother aged past the century mark and how the author endured the journey.   The caregiving journey is never a straight forward road, but one with many on and off ramps or detours along the way. This book provides numerous practical suggestions that can make the caregiving experience easier for anyone about to embark on such a journey or in such a journey.  This is the author's story.

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Description


Caregiving isn't for everyone.  One must possess patience, compassion and the ability to laugh as a prerequisite to become a caregiver. This book heartfully captures the moments between caregiver and patient, between daughter and mother.  It is not just a heartwarming memoir that describes Ellie's experiences and challenges providing full-time care for her mother; it is also an insightful book that digs deeper into caregiving and provides practical suggestions that anyone can use to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their loved one.  In reading the book you will feel as though you are in her living room having a discussion about her experiences.  This is her story.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Personal Memoirs

Language:English

Pages:214

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543959369

Paperback ISBN:9781543959352


Overview


One Caregiver's Journey is a personal memoir that will make you laugh or tug at your heart as the author shares her experiences about providing 24/7 care to her mother over a period spanning 9 1/2 years.  The book provides many details of the changes that occurred over the duration as her mother aged past the century mark and how the author endured the journey.   The caregiving journey is never a straight forward road, but one with many on and off ramps or detours along the way. This book provides numerous practical suggestions that can make the caregiving experience easier for anyone about to embark on such a journey or in such a journey.  This is the author's story.

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Description


Caregiving isn't for everyone.  One must possess patience, compassion and the ability to laugh as a prerequisite to become a caregiver. This book heartfully captures the moments between caregiver and patient, between daughter and mother.  It is not just a heartwarming memoir that describes Ellie's experiences and challenges providing full-time care for her mother; it is also an insightful book that digs deeper into caregiving and provides practical suggestions that anyone can use to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their loved one.  In reading the book you will feel as though you are in her living room having a discussion about her experiences.  This is her story.

Read more

About the author


Today many families are assuming responsibility for the wellbeing of elderly parents as part of their daily routine.  Be inspired and share in the journey.  Eleanor is a Colorado native who grew up on a small farm just outside the City of Denver.  After graduating high school, she worked for the State of Colorado for 31 1/2 years serving her last seven years as a legislative analyst for the Departments of Human Services and Medicaid.  During the early years of her career she endeavored to obtain both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Regis University.  After leaving State employment, she worked for the City and County of Broomfield as a policy analyst for 7 years and then returned to the State of Colorado as a private contractor.  She was forced to retire from nearly 40 years as a professional employee when her mother fell and brok her hip at the age of 93.  Armed with faith, humor and love she was able to navigate a full time caregiving journey until her mother's death at age 102.  She currently lives in Arvada, a suburb west of Denver, and enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

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