Quiz: Are you a Caregiver?
Caregivers are people who care for an older parent, grandparent or friend. Caring for another person, especially over a long period of time can be both physically and emotionally draining.
Take this quick quiz to find out if you might need a little help.
Do you find yourself:
Feeling stressed or run-down as a result of your caregiving responsibilities? Yes___ No___
Missing work as a result of taking care of an older adult?Yes___ No___
Needing a break from caregiving? Yes___ No___
Wondering if what's happening to the older adult is part of the normal aging process or something that requires special attention? Yes___ No___
Providing any of the following: transportation, grocery shopping, cooking, chores, and/or scheduling of doctors appointments? Yes___ No___
Do you have any of the following concerns about the individual you are caring for:
Limited social life, loneliness Yes___ No___
Not eating enough or eating the right foods Yes___ No___
Signs of depression Yes___ No___
Issues with personal hygiene Yes___ No___
Falls Yes___ No___
Physical safety Yes___ No___
If you answered yes to any of these questions the Area Agency on Aging can help you find solutions. Call our 24-hour Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-HELP (4357) or toll free at 1-888-264-2258.
We might not know ALL the answers, just all the important ones about services that can help caregivers and the individuals they are caring for!