Are you a caregiver?

A caregiver is a non-remunerated family member or friend who takes cares of a person with a physical or cognitive impairment or a mental health problem. A caregiver is also the primary resource for supporting dependent people at home.

You are a caregiver if you help your loved one to do some of the following tasks:

  • remember to take his medication;
  • cook his meals;
  • perform household tasks;
  • do the shopping;
  • help him get dressed;
  • accomplish his daily hygiene tasks;
  • coordinate his appointments;
  • handle his personal finances;
  • manage his health care.

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