Sno Valley Center Center Library

Sno Valley Senior Center Library

The Caregiver Helpbook

By: Vicki Schmall

One of the greatest challenges of being a family caregiver is maintaining one's own physical and emotional health. This book, developed as part of the family caregiver education program, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers," is designed to provide caregivers with tools to increase self care and give them confidence in handling difficult situations, emotions, and decisions. Topics include tools designed to help a caregiver: - Reduce personal stress - Communicate feelings and needs - Use community services - Deal with emotions such as anger, guilt, and depression - Make tough caregiving decisions