Are you providing unpaid assistance to a spouse, relative, or friend who is ill, disabled, or needs help with basic activities of daily living?
Do you help with rides to the doctor, shopping, meals, bill paying, bathing, grooming, dressing, walking or transferring to a wheelchair, housekeeping, managing medications, or arranging services to be provided by others? If you provide services like these, whether or not you live with the person you are helping, you are a caregiver.
Caregiving is important work and it can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming. You are not alone. An estimated 679,000 Minnesotans are caregiving for an older or disabled adult. Don’t struggle alone with your caregiving responsibilities. More help is available than you may realize. Discover the many resources available in your area by visiting www.minnesotahelp.info® or calling the Senior LinkAge Line®: Link to a Local Aging Expert, at 1-800-333-2433.