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Caregiver Support Schedule

    The following list indicates a range of care that may be needed by your loved one. Caregiving responsibilities may be too big to be managed by only one primary caregiver. This list of activities is provided to help you determine your loved ones' needs and to discuss as a family how those needs can best be met -- without draining the primary caregiver.

    Things to DoTime RequiredWho Can Help?/How Often?
    Changing bed linen  
    Giving a bath  
    Turning & repositioning  
    Getting to the shower or tub  
    Meeting bathroom needs  
    Dressing & grooming  
    Feeding breakfast  
    Feeding lunch  
    Feeding dinner  
    Preparing meals & snacks  
    Providing wound care/exercises/therapy/other nursing care  
    Giving medications  
    Doing laundry  
    Shopping for food or other essentials  
    Getting patient to the doctor  
    Finding information about legal and/or financial issues  
    Writing checks/managing finances  
    Finding information about community resources and support services  
    Caring for house  
    Caring for yard  
    Caring for automobile  
    Caring for other family members  
    Time out for religious or social occasions  
    Other situation-specific needs/commitments:


    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on December 14, 2014
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