For daughters & sons caring for aging parents

These LifeStages of Caregiving are based on the amount of time someone spends caregiving. The LifeStages are intended to be dynamic, not static. Depending on your unique caregiving situation, you may move from a less intense LifeStage to a more intense LifeStage, you may skip LifeStages, or you may move from a more intense LifeStage to a less intense LifeStage. This movement through the LifeStages may occur only once or it may occur multiple times.

You are in the LifeStage of Caregiving
HELPING
1-10
Hours of care per week
INVOLVED
11-20
Hours of care per week
INTENSIVE
21-40
Hours of care per week
ALL
ENCOMPASSING
41+
Hours of care per week
CLOSING
caregiving comes to a close
Often the longest caregiving stage, with complex and increasing care needs. Individual self-identifies as a caregiver. Without support, caregiver may be unprepared and experience unchartered emotions , family conflict and greater impacts on home/work life with risk of burnout and health issues. With support, caregiver may develop a sense of competence, strength.
You are in the LifeStage of Caregiving
HELPING
1-10
Hours of care per week
INVOLVED
11-20
Hours of care per week
INTENSIVE
21-40
Hours of care per week
ALL ENCOMPASSING
41+
Hours of care per week
CLOSING
Caregiving comes to a close
Often the longest caregiving stage, with complex and increasing care needs. Individual self-identifies as a caregiver. Without support, caregiver may be unprepared and experience unchartered emotions , family conflict and greater impacts on home/work life with risk of burnout and health issues. With support, caregiver may develop a sense of competence, strength.