Caregiver Guide

What (or who) is a caregiver?

A caregiver is typically a family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person. Caregivers assist seniors with non-medical tasks that a person can’t safely do alone, including:

Personal care: assistance with bathing, grooming, eating, dressing, medication reminders, and more (also called activities of daily living)
Household Tasks: help preparing meals, household chores, shopping, yard maintenance, etc.
Companionship: a social outlet for conversation, transportation to doctor appointments and advocate for medical well-being, and reliable check-in for senior who may live alone

Sunrise Caregiver Guide

As a leader in assisted living and Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care support, Sunrise Senior Living knows firsthand the challenges of being a caregiver for a loved one with memory loss. The memory loss experience is often compared to a journey, and we’re here to serve as your trusted partner and guide as you accompany your loved one along the way.

Rosalynn Carter once said,

“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”

Our expert team has created this Caregiver Guide, filled with advice and information that will help you improve the care you provide, and also take care of yourself, so that your own experience is as rich and rewarding as possible.

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Download the 2016 Caregiver Guide

Explore the exclusive Sunrise Senior Living caregiver guide for expert advice on caring for your loved one.

About Rita

Rita Altman, R.N., M.S.N., C.V.M., is vice president, Memory Care and Programming for Sunrise. Rita has more than 30 years of nursing experience. Read more about her on the Memory Care Blog.

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