New Book Shares Ups, Downs of Caregiver’s Journey

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Lee Hildebrandt releases ‘Barely Hanging On.’

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I hope my story will help you realize that you are not alone on the caregiver’s path

Although a seasoned professional healthcare provider and caregiver, Lee Hildebrandt found herself facing unfamiliar and overwhelming challenges when her husband, Robert, succumbed to debilitating chronic illnesses. In her new book, “Barely Hanging On: A Caregiver’s Plight” (published by Balboa Press), she shares a true story of struggle and sacrifice while imparting practical insights for fellow caregivers facing a similar journey.

“Barely Hanging On” is an account of the experiences of Hildebrandt and her husband as they tried to maintain control over their lives together amid Robert’s worsening health. It also describes Hildebrandt’s struggle to cope with tough-love decisions while dealing with the healthcare system, the legal system and the welfare system. At the core of this book is a powerful message of love and hope.

“I hope my story will help you realize that you are not alone on the caregiver’s path,” Hildebrandt says. “I hope it prepares you for making a similar journey and provides useful information, ideas and options for you to use while making your journey.”

“Barely Hanging On” is a deeply moving story of a wife’s love for her husband and a glimpse into the ups and downs of a caregiver’s journey.

“Barely Hanging On”
By Lee Hildebrandt
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781504360494
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781504360500
E-Book | 264 pages | ISBN 9781504360531
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lee Hildebrandt is a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing. She retired from the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. During her career, she has worn many hats including clinical therapist, addictions counselor, nurse educator, published author in several professional journals and hospice nurse. She is currently living in Santa Monica where she is an apartment manager and an in-home support care provider.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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