While every caregiving situation is unique, caring for someone is demanding. Caregivers are often isolated in their duties and can easily overlook getting help.
Learning how to care for a loved one by trial and error is not only time consuming, but also risky. It is also important to give yourself credit for the work you do, and to avoid getting trapped in a routine.
This calculator can help you find practical ways to get help and learn how to cope with the stresses of caregiving.
This test should be used as a guideline and is based on information available from the Family Caregiver Alliance.