Are you a caregiver?
If so, you’re not in this alone. Nearly 44 million Americans are taking care of an older family member at any given time, according to “Caregiving in the U.S.: A Focused Look at Those Caring for the 50+,” by the National Alliance for Caregiving in Collaboration with AARP, 2009.
Amazingly, one out of two people don’t identify themselves as ‘caregivers,’ when they really are, claiming they are only doing what’s expected of them, as a spouse, a child, or a friend. That’s according to a recent Genworth survey of Americans and their caregiving by Genworth.
If this sounds like you, take this quiz to find out if you're a caregiver.
DO YOU currently provide household assistance with tasks such as cleaning, laundry or meal preparation for a friend or loved one?
DO YOU support a loved one who needs reminders for things like taking prescribed medications, eating meals or personal hygiene?
DO YOU do any cooking or feeding for a loved one?
DO YOU drive your loved one to appointments, out shopping, or to social events?
DO YOU provide general help to someone due to forgetfulness or dementia, or personal care such as bathing, dressing, or getting to and from the bathroom?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, there’s a good chance you are a caregiver. The good news is there are caregiving resources available to help you. You can start by exploring the free resources available to you at AARP® Caregiving Help and Advice from Genworth.
FREE CAREGIVING RESOURCES