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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 Laura J. Martin, MD on December 10, 2012

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