When my Mom was in the hospital for three months and then passed away, this book helped me stay sane when dealing with the system, doctors, and even my Mom at times. I highly recommend it! Worth its weight in gold, especially for first time caregiver. Ways to take care of yourself, your person, and to make others feel included while giving you a break. Full of bright ideas (many of which were learned the hard way), Ms. Perry lays out in clear concise language how to determine what you need (as the caregiver) and how to achieve a sense of balance. Great gift for others suddenly thrown into this role, and will provide guidance to those who are at a loss where to start. Highly recommend!