RELEASED DURING NATIONAL CAREGIVERS MONTH, "FROM CAREFREE TO CAREGIVER" PROVIDES SUPPORT TO THOSE WHO SERVE IN A CAREGIVING ROLE
Additionally, 69% of working caregivers caring for a family member or friend report having to rearrange their work schedule, decrease their hours, or take an unpaid leave in order to meet their caregiving responsibilities. These situations can adversely impact the mental and physical health of the very caregivers who are providing support for others.
In "From Carefree to Caregiver", Teraleen Campbell provides much needed support for caregivers. In the book, she chronicles her seven-year journey as a caregiver. During that time, she provided care for her mother.
The book is formatted as 31-day devotional book. Each daily passage provides an inspirational reading in addition to a prayer and space for journaling. This is Campbell's way of encouraging self-care, which she found important while caring for her mother. "I realized the importance of taking some time for focus on me and what I was dealing with, in addition to processing what was happening in my life. I became mindful that if I wasn't healthy, I couldn't adequately care for my mother."