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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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