Are You a Family Caregiver?
A family caregiver is anyone who is an informal provider of in-home or community care for a relative or loved one. You may assist with activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, eating) and/or medical tasks. You may run errands, take care of the house, take your loved one to appointments, or coordinate care. Most people, at some point in their lives, become caregivers. Caregivers are daughters, wives, husbands, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, partners and friends. While some people receive care from paid caregivers, most rely on unpaid assistance from families, friends and neighbors.
There are a variety of supports and services that may be of assistance to you. Putting the pieces together can be a daunting task. The following links provide information and resources that can help you on your caregiving journey.