Are you a caregiver?

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A caregiver is a family member or friend who takes care of a loved one with a temporary or permanent incapacity due to illness, a disability or advanced aged.

You are a caregiver if you help your loved one with the following tasks:

  • Reminding to take medication;
  • Cooking meals;
  • Performing household tasks;
  • Doing the shopping;
  • Helping with getting dressed;
  • Assisting with daily hygiene tasks;
  • Coordinating appointments;
  • Handling personal finances;
  • Managing health care.

Being a caregiver is simply assisting someone you love or care for in order to maintain their quality of life and overall well-being.

Do you have caregiver fatigue?