Providing care to a friend or family member with a disability is both rewarding and challenging at the same time. SDSU Extension has compiled these resources about caring for oneself as you provide care to a friend or loved one with a disability.
South Dakota Resources:
- CAREgivers by Active Generations
- South Dakota Alzheimer’s Association
- South Dakota Caregiver Resources
Evaluating the person providing care to an adult or child with a disability:
- Caregiver Stress Checklist
- Caregiver Self-assessment Questionnaire: How are you?
- Veteran Caregiver Self-assessment Worksheet
Whether a caregiver feels overwhelmed or not, they should engage in self-care behaviors. By taking care of yourself you will be better equipped to care for your friend or loved one.
Please review the resources below for more information:
- Better Choices, Better Health® South Dakota!
- Taking Care of You
- Working Caregivers: Finding a Balance
- Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips: Caring for Yourself
- Care for the Family Caregiver: A place to start
- National Family Caregiver Support Program
- Support for Cancer Caregivers: Caring for the Caregiver
- Caring for Yourself When You are Caring for Others
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