Caregiving can be tough, especially for those juggling jobs, family and more. You can try to do it all on your own, but you will likely end up compromising your health and neglecting your family and friends in the process. Come up with a list of tasks that others can easily take on—making meals, friendly visits, transportation to doctor’s appointments, laundry, shopping—and create a schedule via this free “caregiver’s chore calendar” from Lotsa Helping Hands.
There are so many pieces in the caregiving puzzle, and when a loved one is in the hospital or dealing with disease or illness, it’s hard to focus on what needs to be done—both now and in the future. Check out this comprehensive Caregiving Resource Guide for a one-stop shop of caregiver basics.