Table of Contents Building Your Care Team

01 Introduction

05 1 Caregiver and Careé.  You’re in this journey together.

07 1:1 Caregiving is a Partnership. You and your Careé are care partners.

  13 1:2 Caregivers. Who are they and what do they do?

  31 1:3 Careé.  Causes and complications.

  43 1:4 Family Dynamics. Family is the Care Team base.

  59 2 The Care Team – why, what, who?  Help for the Caregiver

  61 2:1 Why do we need a Care Team?

  69 2:2 What does a Care Team look like?

  77 2:3 Who are your Care Team members?

  99 3 Care Team Lineup. Care for the Careé

103 3:1 First Responders. Life savers.

107 3:2 Medical Teams. From ‘Stat!’ to ‘out of the office.’

113 3:3 Home-based Care. Staying at home as long as possible.

119 3:4 Facility, Respite and Long-term Care. When it’s time for placement.

125 3:5 End of Life. Your Care Team helps ease the Journey.

131 4 Caregiver Advocacy. Take an active role.

145 5 Caregiver Coping. A Team Effort 

147 5:1 Caregiver Syndrome. The Stress Factor

155 5:2 Financing the Cost of Caregiving. Money Matters

163 5:3 Personal Questions – how does my Care Team help with this?

171 6 The Rewards of Caregiving

Reference Sections

173 Disease & Injury

191 Resources & References