NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Oct 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During National Family Caregivers Month in November, The SCOOTER Store is pleased to recognize the more than 69 million Americans that sacrifice their time and efforts to care for loved ones by offering a complimentary book titled "The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers," by Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD. The book is available while limited supplies last at www.caregivermonth.com.
The book covers many topics including:
- How to define your commitment to caregiving
- Recruiting relatives as well as professionals to help, along with strategies for preserving your life during extended family illness
- Family members meeting regularly, even online, to negotiate caregiving responsibilities
- Frank discussions about the emotional and medical traps that confront families dealing with serious illness, and concrete advice on how to handle them
- In-depth support for caregivers
Take Care! (The National Caregivers Association Newsletter) noted in a review of the book, "Dr. Jacobs, weaving relatable information with the narrative, brings to life the caregiving experience and easily ties in his recommendations for each step along the often arduous caregiving journey."
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, "More than 69 million people, 29 percent of the U. S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during a given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one."
"Our goal in offering this book is to encourage family caregivers with expert third-party advice and insights in dealing with serious illness," said Bob Berger, Chief Marketing Officer of The SCOOTER Store. "This is just a small token of the appreciation we have for all the tireless efforts put forth by friends and family members who care for one another."
To obtain a copy of the book while supplies last, visit www.caregivermonth.com.
About The SCOOTER Store:
Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more people with limited mobility than any other company in the nation. The company offers power mobility solutions, including power wheelchairs, scooters, lifts, ramps, and accessories, which are available in 48 states. The company also provides Home Care products and services in some locations. Using these solutions provides today's seniors an alternative to living in nursing homes or other care facilities. The company's goal is to create an opportunity for every senior or disabled American to live their entire life safely and confidently at home. The SCOOTER Store was recently recognized by FORTUNE magazine in its prestigious "100 Best Places to Work for in America" for the second time. The company is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. For more information, visit www.thescooterstore.com.
SOURCE The SCOOTER Store