Monday, April 30, 2012

Strength for the Moment by Lori Hogan

The role of the family caregiver is very rewarding, but being a caregiver can also be physically and emotionally exhausting. Caregivers often feel overwhelmed by their work and the demands of those receiving their care, and these demands touch every aspect of their lives. Still, despite the challenges, millions of family caregivers provide care to many of the 36 million seniors living in the United States. AARP counts 65.7 million caregivers in America today—almost one-third of the adult U.S. population.

Strength for the Moment responds to the needs of these special people who give of themselves to help their loved ones maintain quality of life in the home. Combining inspiring stories, prayer and scripture, and practical advice, this book provides much needed encouragement, emotional nourishment, and affirmation.

Home care is a challenge, but it can ultimately be a deeply rewarding experience. Strength for the Moment promises to inspire caregivers and helps them face each day refreshed in their thinking and prepared to provide the best care for those they love the most.

My Review:
Fifty-four individuals share their experiences of caring for a loved one in need. Each anecdote begins with an introduction of the caregiver, a Bible verse, and is followed by a short caregiver's prayer. In total, each takes only five pages, allowing the reader to pick up the book, read a bit, and leave the rest for another time. Although the subject can be distressing, the book is not. Rather, it offers tips and tricks that might be just the thing to lift the outlook of the caregiver.

Thank you to Laura Tucker at Image Books a Division of Random House for my copy.

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