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If you are doing any of the tasks below for someone, you meet the definition of being a caregiver.

Do I do the following for someone?

  • Write out bills
  • Organize mail
  • Go to the doctor
  • Shop
  • Run errands
  • Order prescriptions
  • Pick up prescriptions
  • Prepare meals
  • Clean the house
  • Mow the lawn
  • Shovel snow
  • Do laundry
  • Care for a pet
  • Dressing assistance
  • Bathe and groom
  • Keep them company
  • Emotional support
  • Decision making
  • Correspondence
  • Make appointments
  • Worry about safety

Thoughts on Caregiving

Transitioning into a new role as a caregiver can be an overwhelming experience. You are not alone. Aimee and Cathy share some of their thoughts on what it means to become a caregiver.

Aimee discusses her experience of transitioning into a role as a caregiver.

Cathy shares some of her experiences and offers some advice to new caregivers.