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For Family Caregivers

Becoming a Family Caregiver

One of the most important transitions you will make taking care of a seriously or chronically ill person is seeing yourself not just as a daughter, son, spouse, or friend but also as a caregiver.  This guide discusses why it is often difficult for caregivers to identify themselves in this role, as well as some reasons it is important to do so.

Intended for both new and experienced caregivers, the guide offers nine practical first steps new caregivers should take and advice for pacing oneself for the long term.

The First Step in Care: Becoming a Family Caregiver


A video from on becoming a family caregiver:

Should a family member become a caregiver?

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