are you a caregiver?
The term caregiver covers a broad range of tasks and responsibilities. Caregivers usually provide care for a spouse, parent or other family member, and usually in a private home. Duties may include meal deliveries or preparation, helping give medications, and help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and getting in and out of a car.
Many caregivers perform their duties out of love or a sense of family obligation. When the list of duties expands, a family caregiver may not recognize the growing stress involved with caring for another living with a chronic illness or disability. Caring for another while balancing a full-time job or family of your own can make it even tougher. Making adjustments and providing for your own health are keys to managing the all-important role of caregiver.
For true stories of real caregivers, watch this video.