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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (82 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Sheehy Narrator: Gail Sheehy Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9780062005533
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“One of those rare books that can drastically lighten even the heaviest of loads.”
—Rosalynn Carter

 

“Trust me: there is no better guide to caregiving.”
 —Bill Moyers

 

Gail Sheehy, author of the groundbreaking Passages—which was a New York Times bestseller for more than three years—now brings us Passages in Caregiving. In this essential guide, the acclaimed expert on the now aging Baby Boomer generation outlines nine crucial steps for effective, successful family caregiving, turning chaos into confidence during this most crucial of life stages.

 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Trust me, there is no better guide to caregiving.”

    Bill Moyers

  • “As a longtime champion for family caregivers, I am delighted that Gail Sheehy has brought this passage vividly to life from her own long experience and that of many others’. This is one of those rare books that can drastically lighten even the heaviest of loads.”

    Rosalynn Carter, president of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

  • “Sheehy offers an empathetic, well-researched guide to an unfamiliar, often scary role to which boomers are being initiated…Sheehy achieves her goal ably, providing a steady beacon during a time of great sadness and overwhelming responsibility.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Supportive and reassuring, Sheehy provides encouraging and practical information for both patient and caregiver in one of the most comprehensive and trustworthy resources a family can ask for when facing one of life’s most disheartening challenges.”

    Booklist

  • “In this insightful book that combines a moving firsthand account of her own journey and valuable strategies for navigating the labyrinth of care-giving, Gail Sheehy takes the mystery out of what can be a baffling, heart-rending experience. A must-read for anyone who gets the Call.”

    Hugh Delehanty, editor in chief of AARP Publications

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 2/6/2014

    " Great book! If you are dealing with late-state healthcare for a loved one this book is for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myndwalk | 2/6/2014

    " If you have anything to do with caregiving for someone this book is a must. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norapt505 | 1/13/2014

    " As a physical therapist and a director of rehabilitation, I have recommended this book to many of my families. I was a caregiver between the ages of 26 and 31 on top of having 2 children and then having my 3rd. I wish I had this book then! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/10/2014

    " Highly recommend this book to anyone caring for another person or persons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beez Beasley | 12/19/2013

    " Very helpful for a family dealing with a family member with altzeimers or dementia. It helps to know that others have gone through the same journey....and that we all just try to do the very best we can for those that we love "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cymiki | 11/12/2013

    " the right book at the right time........ full of great information and insight about the caregiver's needs. recommended to my mom, too..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/1/2013

    " This is about Gail Sheehy's life of being a caregiver for her husband and also stories from other caregivers. Great reference book, as she has given many agencies and their phone numbers for people that don't know where to begin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira Wizner | 3/21/2013

    " This is an important read that helps you see all the facets of the role of caregiver, family, etc. She gives concrete ideas and examples that show how common most reactions are, from all sides. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie Revert | 1/19/2013

    " Haven't read it all but it is obviously an incredibly helpful book for people who end up being caregivers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen Ricker | 11/28/2012

    " Loved the book, especially as I'm dealing with care taking for my parents. She tells you the story of her care for her husband while she's sharing resources. It is so well written and helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie | 5/19/2012

    " This book is a must for any caregiver or family supporting a caregiver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/22/2011

    " Full of wonderful caregiver help that I learned the hard way, through experience. This is a book anyone with a parent needs to have ready on their bookshelf. In fact, read it while you are young so you'll be better prepared to pick up the heavy load once it's yours. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mellie B | 10/15/2011

    " Excellent book for caregivers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie | 3/15/2011

    " This book is a must for any caregiver or family supporting a caregiver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 11/7/2010

    " Great book! If you are dealing with late-state healthcare for a loved one this book is for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 10/9/2010

    " Highly recommend this book to anyone caring for another person or persons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 10/9/2010

    " This is about Gail Sheehy's life of being a caregiver for her husband and also stories from other caregivers. Great reference book, as she has given many agencies and their phone numbers for people that don't know where to begin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 10/2/2010

    " Loved the book, especially as I'm dealing with care taking for my parents. She tells you the story of her care for her husband while she's sharing resources. It is so well written and helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cymiki | 7/18/2010

    " the right book at the right time........ full of great information and insight about the caregiver's needs. recommended to my mom, too..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ro | 7/13/2010

    "
    Everyone should read this book unless they, and everyone they know, are planning to live forever and never need assistance.
    Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 7/7/2010

    " Haven't read it all but it is obviously an incredibly helpful book for people who end up being caregivers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/23/2010

    " Full of wonderful caregiver help that I learned the hard way, through experience. This is a book anyone with a parent needs to have ready on their bookshelf. In fact, read it while you are young so you'll be better prepared to pick up the heavy load once it's yours. "

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About the Author
Author Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy is the world-renowned author of more than a dozen books, including Passages, which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than three years and has been reprinted in twenty-eight languages. As a literary journalist, Sheehy was one of the original contributors to New York magazine. A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1984, she won the Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America for her in-depth character portraits of national and world leaders, including both President Bushes, Bill and Hillary Clinton, former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich, and former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.