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Are you a caregiver?

You are a Caregiver if you are…

  • Performing tasks to help with shopping, cooking, errands, making or receiving telephone calls, transportation to medical appointments, paying bills, medication management, or home maintenance and repairs.
  • Providing personal care such as bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding or laundry.
  • Changing roles and beginning to think of your care receiver as depending on you for making decisions for them regarding health care, finances, etc.
  • Seeking assistance and formal services of others to stay with or provide care for your care receiver.
  • Arranging/coordinating outside services.
  • Considering changes in your work or living arrangements such as relocating or adjusting your work schedule to allow you more time with your care receiver.
  • Considering long term care placement such as trying to make a decision about a nursing home and how involved to be day-by-day.
  • Coping with loss and dealing with difficult adjustments in your relationship.

Caregiving can be costly…

  • Your relationship with your family may suffer. Your family and friends may feel left out.
  • Your physical and mental health may be compromised.
  • Your job may not receive all the attention it should.
  • Your social life is diminished.
  • You may feel you never have a moment to yourself.
  • Your coping methods are becoming destructive: overeating, smoking, and drinking.
  • Guilt is the most common feeling.