Caregiving is a challenging, yet rewarding, task. The duties of a caregiver are many, though a few stand out above the rest. Here are some of those duties in detail.

1. Medical advocate: Caregivers are in a unique position to assess their loved one’s needs and to know what problems they need doctors to check into.

2. Companionship: Caregivers are a major part of their loved one’s lives. They can be there to help listen to their loved one’s problems and provide emotional support. They also help facilitate social needs.

3. Assistance with basic needs: Feeding, bathing, etc.

4. Housekeeping

5. Financial counselor: Depending on the loved one’s condition, they may no longer be able to keep track of their own finances.

It is no secret that caregiving has it’s struggles. These duties are not to be taken lightly. However, there are rewards that can come from caregiving. One example is that a caregiving situation can strengthen the bond between caregiver and loved one.

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