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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.