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    How to Build a Family Schedule for Caregiving

    Your family and friends can be a big source of help if you find that taking care of your loved one is more than you can handle on your own. Get together with them as a group and talk about how to share the work. Bring this list with you to help figure out who does what.

    Things to Do Time Required Who Can Help?/How Often?
    Change bed linen
    Give a bath
    Turn and reposition
    Get to the shower or tub
    Help with bathroom needs
    Dress and groom
    Feed breakfast
    Feed lunch
    Feed dinner
    Prepare meals & snacks
    Provide wound care/exercise/therapy/other nursing care
    Give medications
    Do laundry
    Shop for food or other essentials
    Take to the doctor
    Find information about legal or financial issues
    Write checks/manage finances
    Find information about community resources and support services
    Clean house
    Do yard work
    Keep up maintenance of the car
    Care for other family members
    Take to religious or social events
    Other tasks

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on February 22, 2015

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