In the caregiver’s toolkit:

How can I help?

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Caregiving is a big job. There’s no reason why you should do it yourself. When someone asks if he or she can help you, say “yes.”

No matter what age, everyone can help out. Here are some suggestions:

  • Adults can help with grocery shopping, cleaning, yard work or can stay with the person you care for so you can go out 
  • Teenagers who drive can pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy, drive your loved one to appointments or run other errands 
  • Younger children can help with simple household chores like making beds, caring for pets, and folding and putting away laundry 
  • Long-distance friends and relatives can help by doing research online, by making phone calls to set up appointments or treatments, or by sending an occasional greeting card to your loved one.

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