Eleanor Gaccetta's inspiring memoir “One Caregiver's Journey” was displayed by ReadersMagnet at The American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition on June 23-28, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC.
“One Caregiver's Journey” is a must-read for anybody who is a caregiver or contemplating becoming a caregiver. This book is a handbook of the realities of the changes and challenges of being the sole caregiver. Gaccetta cared for her mother for nearly a decade until her death at the age of 102. This touching story is sure to make readers laugh or cry.
Caretakers of all kinds can benefit from the book's straightforward prose and practical advice. Based on real experiences and not medical conclusions, this book openly describes the everyday unanticipated health or age-related issues caregivers may encounter. To have a thorough understanding of what it is like to serve as a full-time caregiver, one should read this book. Readers will recognize that all obstacles can be met head on and confronted.
Encouraging author Eleanor Gaccetta provides insights, practical guidance, and personal stories about how her mother's caregiving routine changed over time. As she reflected on her time spent caring for her mother, the author realized how much she had grown and changed as a person, both personally and professionally.
“One Caregiver's Journey”
Author | Eleanor Gaccetta
Genre | Memoir
Publisher | BookBaby
Published date | March 28, 2019
Book Retail Price| $12.10
Eleanor is a Colorado native who grew up in a small farming community outside Denver. Her career spanned almost 40 years working for the State of Colorado, the City and County of Broomfield, and ultimately as a private contractor.
She earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in business from Regis University. She retired to provide full-time care to her mother after she broke her hip at the age of 93. Armed with faith, humor, and love, she navigated being a sole caregiver until her mother's death at age 102 in 2017.
Today she lives in a western suburb of Denver and enjoys an active lifestyle that includes baking, cooking, gardening, health and fitness activities, and spending quality time with family and friends.
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