As its subtitle proclaims, The Caregiver’s Notebook is an organizational tool and support to help you care for others and it’s companion, How to Use The Caregiver’s Notebook will enable you to use this tool to its fullest potential. Whether you’re caring for a young or adult child with special needs, a disabled spouse, an aging parent, or if you want to get your affairs in order for those who will care for you in the future, this notebook is flexible enough to adapt for your personal circumstances.
The Caregiver’s Notebook is designed to jump-start your organizational skills—minus the blood, sweat, and tears. It can be tailored to meet your personal situation, whether you’re caring for a typical newborn, a child or adult with special needs, or an elderly parent. The notebook is designed to be small enough to fit in a diaper bag or briefcase, yet big enough to hold￼ the important documents and “contains directions for use, forms for recording pertinent information, and extra pages for notes. The three-year calendar is blank, waiting to be customized to match your time frame. Pockets in the back of the notebook allow you to carry insurance cards, legal documents, test results, and other important papers. Most sections offer management tips to relieve the stress that can develop as you try to become more organized.
However, The Caregiver’s Notebook is designed to do more than meet your organizational needs. It’s designed to meet your spiritual need for encouragement, too. You already know caregiving is hard work. It can also be discouraging work unless your eyes are fixed upon our caregiver and advocate, Jesus Christ. Therefore, each section begins with an excerpt from books written by caregivers about caregiving. Encouraging quotes and Bible verses are sprinkled throughout the notebook. Toward the back of the book, you’ll find a Bible reading plan simple enough to use when you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, sitting with a hospitalized loved one, or caring for a family member at home. Another section offers monthly prayer guides to show caregivers how to pray through Scripture.