Many people who care for a loved one, friend, or neighbor don’t think of themselves as caregivers, but if you routinely…
- bring food to a friend or family member
- listen to and reassure them
- drive them to appointments
- help with chores
- pay their bills
- run errands for them
- help with yard work
- fix their leaky faucets
- organize their medications so they can be safe
Caregivers experience a great deal of stress. Common stressors include:
- activity planning
- balancing work and family responsibilities and personal time
- communicating with health care and other professionals, family
members and/or a loved one with dementia
- legal and financial concerns, including insurance coverage
- managing incontinence
- safety, including moving or lifting
- managing challenging behaviors
- making end-of-life decisions
- recruiting competent help
- selecting a home care agency, assisted living facility, or nursing home
You are not alone!
If you help care for a family member or friend, you are not alone!
Help is just a click away via the King County Caregiver Support Network.
Services are provided for unpaid primary caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities only.