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Who Cares: A Loving Guide for My Future Caregivers [Paperback]

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Living Wills, the Teri Schiavo case, how we want to be cared for one day -- all of the issues raised by these topics -- and more -- are covered in the new, updated, and expanded 2nd edition of this best-selling guide. When the day comes that any of us find ourselves in the hands of a "caregiver," it is critical that our wishes and desires are known -- and more importantly, respected and followed. But, if we don't prepare for that day, there are no promises on how we will be cared for. While most of us would hope to be cared for by a spouse, an adult child, close friends, or a hand-picked facility, the chances are that the majority of us will be cared for by strangers. It is important that these people "know us" and are able to relate to our needs and desires -- especially if we can't articulate those wishes ourselves. That is where Who Cares: A Loving Guide for My Future Caregivers comes in. With this tool in hand, anyone can provide all of the critical data and information about their life for future caregivers to read and put to use. This amazing guide covers wide-ranging topics: from food preferences to music and movies, personal positions on such topics as heroic efforts and life support, where important papers are kept and what to do with pets upon your illness, how you want your funeral to be arranged and executed, and tons of other highly valuable pieces of personal information. With a copy of Who Cares in hand, your future caregivers (be they family or stranger) will have a better understanding of who they are caring for and what you want done on your behalf. There will be no questions left unanswered -- and it is all in your handwriting.



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Pages   310
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.1" Width: 5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2005
Publisher   DC Press
ISBN  1932021124  
ISBN13  9781932021127  


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More About Dee Marrella


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dee Marrella has been a military and corporate wife and has experienced many varied cultures. Spending twenty plus years in the field of education afforded heropportunities to observe vast differences in the wayscaregivers interact with both young and old individuals.Dennis McClellan has been publishing in the area of healthcare, medicine and rehabilitation for nearly 40 years.

Dee Marrella currently resides in Wyomissing, in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Thinking of Others  Sep 28, 2007
As my parents aged and needed more assistance to help them cope with life's daily issues, all of us who loved them wanted to help them to be comforatable and happy. We cared. Often, however, we did not know how to be helpful. Sometimes our well-intended words or deeds were not helpful. This wonderful book, helps us to think about those who will care for us. Now is the time for us to let them know, while we are well-enough and clear enough to put our future needs and wants into words. If we care about those who will care for us, we will help them today so that they can be helpful tomorrow.
 
Will help you plan the care that you want  Aug 23, 2007
Please read WHO CARES by Dee Marrella as soon as you can, particularly if you are now
happy and healthy . . . it is a step-by-step handbook, in which
you get to provide your future caregivers with information about
your needs and wishes.

Whether you like it or not, most of us will need assistance
some time in our life . . . this book gives you the opportunity
to decide what you want, as opposed to having somebody
else make these decisions for you.

It should be completed by those living alone in cities away
from family, adults with children, older adults before serious
illness, and anyone in the early stages of Alzheimer's
or other serious and other potentially fatal diseases.

WHO CARES will show you how to actually write a letter
to your future caregivers and what to include in it . . . I liked
the many suggestions it gave, including the one to give
providers information on what you both like (including ice
cream!) and dislike . . . instructions are even given on how
to share what you have learned in life.

There were many useful tidbits of information I gained from
reading this book; among them:

* When you come to visit, please don't tell me you can't stay
very long. That tells me that you are there because of obligation.
Truthfully, in that case, I would rather you stay away and get
whatever is rushing you out of the way. Just come and see me when
you can spend quality time holding my hand, talking to me seeing
that I am okay. I say all of the above with love and understanding--not
with anger.

* In large decisions in life, decide what is in your heart. Do not just
think with your head.

* Do not do anything you would not be proud to have your children
do in the future. They are watching

* Never measure what you do for each other. Give with your whole
heart when a family member is in need.

Lastly, there's this idea that I wished I had thought of when my
mother-in-law was alive:

* Leave a few dollars to that a pizza can be ordered or some
other special treat. (Some patients met as a group and did this
weekly in the nursing home.)
 
WHO CARES BY DEE MARRELLA  Apr 2, 2002
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN WRITTEN FROM THE HEART, A TRUE TO LIFE EXPERIENCE INVOLVING A LOVING WOMEN WITH HER AGING MOTHER..
THIS BOOK IS A MUST FOR WOMEN AND ALSO MEN OVER THE AGE OF 40....
IT WILL RELEIVE YOUR MIND AND LIGHTEN YOUR HEART..AS A WOMEN OVER 65 YEARS, I WISH THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN WHEN MY PARENTS WERE ALIVE...THANK YOU DEE, YOU HAVE WRITTEN A DIARY TO HELP ALL OF THE CHILDREN AND CAREGIVERS OF THE WORLD A BETTER WAY TO HANDLE A UNPLEASANT SITUATION WE ALL HAVE TO EXPERIENCE...
 

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