Signs you are a caregiver and might not be aware of the job title.
According to the Caregiver Action Network, 65 million Americans are caring for a loved one, and some may not even be aware of it. Taking care of loved ones can come with a list of duties and tasks you fulfill without even realizing you’re doing them.
You can be doing things that fall under a caregiver’s job, but because you are caring for a loved one on your own, you don’t consider your the job title. Here are 10 signs you are a caregiver.
You Are a Caregiver if You:
- Bath, change, clean, and dress someone.
- Administer medicine or aid in providing medical attention.
- Make medical, health care, and other appointments for them.
- Hire and supervise in-home help.
- Remember necessary things as it pertains to someone.
- Grocery shop for someone.
- Provide transportation for someone.
- Pay bills and manage their finances.
- Housekeep or do home maintenance for them.
- Make the decision about long-term care/residence.
If you surprisingly answered yes to any of the above or assist a loved one, neighbor, friend to where you are depended on, you are a caregiver to someone who must appreciate you.