As an elderly caregiver, you may need to help with things like grocery shopping, cooking, managing medication, and even helping with appointments. Caregiver responsibilities will depend on the health and needs of the individual being cared for.
What does it mean to be a caregiver?
A caregiver is someone who takes care of the well-being and health of an individual who requires assistance with daily activities and tasks. A caregiver may be needed by an elderly loved one due to an injury, illness, mobility issues, memory problems, or other chronic conditions that make daily chores more difficult.
Long-term caregiving can have a significant impact on caregivers’ physical and emotional health, depending on how much support is provided. To determine if in-home care is right for you, and if you need more specialized care, consider the health and abilities of your loved one.