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Eleanor was working as a professional contract employee after years of being a policy and legislative analyst for Colorado State and County governments. She culminated a forty year career to provide care for her mother after she broke a hip at age 93. The experience of working in the human services and public health arenas prepared her for life as a 24/7 caregiver. Armed with faith, humor and love she was able to navigate a journey spanning 9 1/2 years and cared for her mother in her home until her death at 102 years of age.
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One Caregiver's Journey
by Eleanor Gaccetta

Overview


The book describes what life might entails when you are a dedicated caregiver. The journey is never a straight forward road, but one with many on and off ramps or detours along the way. The book provides suggestions of various ways to make life less complicated and caregiving easier. The book shares experiences about providing care to the author's mother over a 9 1/2 years and what changes occur as she ages past the century mark and how the caregiver endures the journey.

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Description


Some people, for numerous reasons, are unable to give up their lives to be a dedicated, full-time caregiver.  Caregiving isn't for everyone.  One must possess patience, compassion and the ability to laugh as a prerequisite for caregiving. This book details the many ways one person navigated the pleasant and unpleasant attributes of caregiving to ensure her mother was comfortable, clean and well taken care of in the confines of her home.

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Overview


The book describes what life might entails when you are a dedicated caregiver. The journey is never a straight forward road, but one with many on and off ramps or detours along the way. The book provides suggestions of various ways to make life less complicated and caregiving easier. The book shares experiences about providing care to the author's mother over a 9 1/2 years and what changes occur as she ages past the century mark and how the caregiver endures the journey.

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Description


Some people, for numerous reasons, are unable to give up their lives to be a dedicated, full-time caregiver.  Caregiving isn't for everyone.  One must possess patience, compassion and the ability to laugh as a prerequisite for caregiving. This book details the many ways one person navigated the pleasant and unpleasant attributes of caregiving to ensure her mother was comfortable, clean and well taken care of in the confines of her home.

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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


The book describes what life might entails when you are a dedicated caregiver. The journey is never a straight forward road, but one with many on and off ramps or detours along the way. The book provides suggestions of various ways to make life less complicated and caregiving easier. The book shares experiences about providing care to the author's mother over a 9 1/2 years and what changes occur as she ages past the century mark and how the caregiver endures the journey.

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Description


Some people, for numerous reasons, are unable to give up their lives to be a dedicated, full-time caregiver.  Caregiving isn't for everyone.  One must possess patience, compassion and the ability to laugh as a prerequisite for caregiving. This book details the many ways one person navigated the pleasant and unpleasant attributes of caregiving to ensure her mother was comfortable, clean and well taken care of in the confines of her home.

Read more

About the author


Eleanor was working as a professional contract employee after years of being a policy and legislative analyst for Colorado State and County governments. She culminated a forty year career to provide care for her mother after she broke a hip at age 93. The experience of working in the human services and public health arenas prepared her for life as a 24/7 caregiver. Armed with faith, humor and love she was able to navigate a journey spanning 9 1/2 years and cared for her mother in her home until her death at 102 years of age.

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