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THE SHARE THE CARE™ MODEL

Share The Care™ is an evidence-informed caregiving model developed through the real life experiences of 12 women who came together to care for a mutual friend with terminal cancer. Though they didn’t know each other when they began their nearly four-year journey by the end of that time they had become widely known as “Susan’s Funny Family.”

Later when asked to teach other groups how to organize, two of them, Sheila Warnock and the late Cappy Capossela were moved to document their systems, forms and ways of working so that no one would have to reinvent the wheel. The award winning book was published in 1995, 2004 by Simon and Schuster Fireside Books.

SHARE THE CARE™ NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

In 2003, Sheila founded The National Share The Care organization in New York City after her co-author, Cappy, needed the help of a Share The Care group before she succumbed to a brain tumor in 2002. The primary focus of the non-profit organization is education and promotion of the model through speaking, training and workshops. Contact: swarnock@sharethecare.org

To date Share The Care groups have been documented in 48 states and 14 countries.

Visit http://www.sharethecare.org for information, stories, resources, to download forms or read excerpts as well as links to purchase the book or to sign up to receive the National Newsletter. Email and telephone support is also available.

KAUAI SHARE THE CARE™ PROGRAM

In 2012 Warnock came to Kauai to train 54 health professionals and volunteers who would make up the very successful Kauai Share The Care™ program operated through Kauai Hospice. Share The Care™ blends beautifully into the Hawaiian culture of Ohana. For local information contact: Kauai Share The Care™ Coordinator: Deborah Duda at (808)332-7668.