Caretaking often involves many aspects of care; from dealing with the physical needs of an elder patient, to ensuring that the broader needs of their day-to-day life can continue.
Below is a list of some of the tasks caregivers might need to take on, or find someone to perform. Keep in mind that the more frail a person becomes, the more tasks they will need assistance with. In time, they may need someone else to take over these tasks entirely. Where that help requires financial and lifestyle decision making, ideally the caregiver would have worked out a care strategy with the older person or their family beforehand.
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