Noun: A family member, friend, or neighbor who takes care of a frail or disabled older person.
YOU ARE A CAREGIVER IF YOU:
- Bring dad a few groceries.
- Take your wife to the doctor.
- Remind mom to take her pills.
START CALLING YOURSELF A CAREGIVER:
Family members and friends who provide care to a loved one often think of themselves as daughters, husbands, partners, and friends – not caregivers.
Identifying as a caregiver is the first, and often most important step, a person who is playing this important role can take.
Family members and friends who understand they are caregivers:
- Gain confidence as they gain access to education and support
- Become part of a community of caregivers, while maintaining their role as wives, sons, partners and friends
- Provide the quality care they want for their loved ones while staying healthy and active themselves
JOIN A CAREGIVER COMMUNITY
Find support online with our Facebook and Twitter Caregiver Communities, or join a discussion with other caregivers at CaregivingNow.org: