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GUIDE TO CAREGIVING

A creek in Sudbury.
A creek and a path both wind their way to the grist mill in Sudbury/Photo by Douglas Flynn

Help in navigating the emotional journey of caregiving

Learn what to expect over the course of your caregiving journey with guidance to help you along the way.

Check out the topics below to build the skills necessary to take care of your loved one and yourself.

A Checklist for Caregivers

A good place for any caregiver to start is this list of what you’ll need to prepare for over the course of your caregiving journey.
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Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

Remembering to care for yourself is vital to being able to provide the care you want for your loved one, and this list will reinforce what you deserve as a caregiver.
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Stages of Caregiving

Learn what to expect in each stage of the journey that caregivers will cycle through from various entry points.
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Caregiver Checkup

Are you taking proper care of yourself? This worksheet will help you focus on your needs so that you can provide more effective care.
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Care Recipient Checkup

Are you able to balance the many demands of your caregiving role? This worksheet will help you figure out just what you can do and what you need help with.
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LGBT Caregiving

Get information and resources for help with unique issues and concerns facing LGBT caregivers and anyone caring for a loved one in the LGBT community.
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Long-Distance Caregiving

Learn about what to expect while helping to care for a loved one from afar, and how you can contribute to that care even from a distance.
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Advice for Young Caregivers

Check out advice for younger caregivers from BayPath Elder Services Home Care Senior Manager Liz Tretiak, who is also caring for her own parents.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Learn about the information, resources and support available to grandparents who have taken on the role and responsibility of raising their grandchildren.
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