Long Distance Caregivers!

Where do you go for help for those for whom you care
and for you, the caregiver?

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When Family Calls

Finding HOPE in the CHAOS of Long-Distance Caregiving

The challenging part of caregiving is that each relationship and situation is unique in so many different ways.

 

Learn better ways to cope, find resources and navigate different systems of care from Caroline H. Sheppard’s, five different long-distance caregiving experiences for relatives spanning fifteen years.

When Family Calls
Finding HOPE in the CHAOS of Long-Distance Caregiving
$17.95 USA  |  $22.94 CAN

 

No one is ever fully prepared to help a family member through a difficult illness, and aging issues, let alone prepare their loved ones for death. In today’s world many are called upon to help from afar – children, nieces or nephews, siblings and even friends.

 

There are many “how to” books out there on caregiving but few share their story – the raw emotions, the exhaustion – but that show how, in the end, the caregiver gains wonderful gifts and a deepened love and understanding for those they help.

In her first book for adults, Caroline H. Sheppard shares her story of how she was called to oversee the care for five family members over a fifteen year period (from 1999 to 2014). Due to the physical distance between those in need and herself, the retired social worker learned the ups and downs and ins and outs of long distance care and how challenging and rewarding it can be. Published by Banyan Tree Press in 2017. 

"Finally! A beautifully written caregiver's memoir, filled with insight, heart and tons of practical information. Caroline shows us what a tough balancing act - both emotional and physical - we've either chosen or been called to undertake. It's not just another how-to book. Caroline shows us by example - the how-to is a
bonus takeaway delivered through a compelling story that's
hard to put down."

Adrienne Gruberg

President/Founder

The Caregiver Space, Inc.

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Author Caroline H. Sheppard

Ms. Sheppard hopes that by sharing her own personal experiences with long- and near- distance caregiving for five different family members over a fifteen-year period, coupled with the knowledge and insight gained from her professional background, her stories will help others when faced with similar challenges.

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JOIN CAROLINE AND AUTHORS SHOW HOST LINDA THOMPSON AS THEY DISCUSS STRATEGIES FOR LONG-DISTANCE CAREGIVING.

 

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PRAISE FOR WHEN FAMILY CALLS

Carolyn Lalli, M.D.

"The author's courageous journey motivates us to answer the caregiving calls in our own lives. Her empathic guidance prepares the reader for every aspect of the caregiving experience and encourages effective long term support for our loved ones. Her resilience and wisdom are a tutorial in transforming an overwhelming reality into a manageable and rewarding gift."

Dr. William Steele

Founder, The National

Institute for Trauma and

Loss in Children (TLC)

"The journey she takes us on, the stories she tells us, compel us to listen. Her story will help us avoid the missteps, lessen the physical and emotional stress of caregiving and provide us with the support and resources that comes from her sharing the lessons she had to learn firsthand."

E. Rawson Griffin III, MD

"Caroline Sheppard has done all of us a service in sharing her very long and personal story caring for multiple family members in her new book When Family Calls.  With lots of insight and an intimate portrayal of her day to day struggles..., her book offers a treasure chest full of good insight and advice."

Sandy Carter

PhD., MBA, MSW

Professional Certified Coach, PCC

"This book is for everyone! This book highlights a loving, tried and true path to transformational change. A change so deep it not only changes the person in crisis but (if we allow it) it changes the caregiver too. I found “When Family Calls” nourishing for the mind and soul."

Elen vanEijnsbergen

"When Family Calls resonated with me on an emotional level having experienced the long distance challenges of dealing with family member's illnesses and deaths. It's comforting to know that many of the feelings I experienced are shared by others and a typical response to this situation."

Barb Prusak

"Caroline's written expression of her individual family members’ story helps the reader to validate their own feelings as they embrace their personal caregiving experience. This book is a valuable support tool for anyone who is asked to step in and care for a family member or friend, no matter what age or circumstance."

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