Caregiver's Bill of Rights Print E-mail

Caregiver’s Bill of Rights - Adapted from the AARP

As a caregiver I have the right…

• To take care of myself, to rest when tired, to eat well, to take breaks form care giving when I need them.
• To recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength.
• To seek help from family, involved parties, and the community at large.
• To socialize, maintain my interest, and do things I enjoy.
• To acknowledge my feelings, whether positive or negative, including frustration, anger, and depression; and to express them in a healthy manner.
• To take pride in the valuable work I do, and to applaud the courage and strength it takes to meet the needs of my loved one.