Family Caregiver Support Program Print E-mail

Are You a Family Caregiver?

You are a caregiver if you…

• Provide personal care for a love one (such as bathing, dressing, toileting, meal or feeding task, aiding walking/movement).

• Perform task to help such as…(errands, shopping, budgeting, medical appointments, home repairs and chores, and transportation).

• Seek assistance and/or formal services (i.e., hiring or needing someone to stay with your loved one).

• Consider long-term care or placement (making the decision to place your loved one and then your level of improvement after placement).

• Coping with loss (when death, end of life issues, or just a change in the relationship brings out difficult adjustments for you).