Caring For Yourself

First: Print out this tip sheet or this one and hang them where you will see them often.

Second: Take the Caregiver Self-Assessment

Caregivers are often so concerned with caring for the relative’s needs that they lose sight of their own well-being. Please take just a moment to answer the questionnaire. Once you have answered the questions, turn the page to do a self-evaluation.

Caregiver Self AssessmentDownload

Third: Read through the Quick Tips Below!

For more information on each “quick tip” click the photos or text below. Remember caregiving is tough work. Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!

Spend time with friends and keep up with hobbies. It’s not ‘selfish’ it’s ensuring you have the energy to give proper care!

Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.

Organize medical information so it’s updated and easy to find!

Make sure you keep all legal documents in order.

Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you in caring for your loved ones.

Watch out for signs of depression, and don’t delay getting professional help when YOU need it.

Signs of depression article
Click to take a caregiver self-assessment

Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.

Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.

Seek support from other caregivers.

You are not alone!

click for our ‘Community Resources’ tab