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Caregiver Burden Survey

Friday, April 12, 2013


I am now putting in my answers.

Well, my score was about 48. Anything over 36 is a sign a caregiver is overburdened!

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    Chris, I am a caregiver too. Thanks for sharing!
    1745 days ago
    I am so sorry that's the case; but I know you're doing what you can to alleviate the situation.
    1746 days ago
    Its hard being a caregiver at the best of times. I am sorry you are so overburdened. emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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    1746 days ago
    Both my husband & I lost our parents when we were only in our forties. It was awful, but taught us the importance of leading healthy lifestyles as they were each too young to go. I guess we are blessed not to have this burden, a burden they would have never wanted for us. Still, I would give anything for a day with one of them. Peace to you and be blessed.
    1746 days ago
    One of our Sons used to take his Dad on trips, but since he is on 10 - 12 hour shifts 6 days a week, he is unable. The other Sons feel I am selfish when I say I could use a break. I scored 50. But God enables me to keep going! It could be worse. emoticon
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  • 123ELAINE456
    Being a Caregiver is a very Hard Stressful Job. Above anything else please take Care of Yourself. You can't afford to get down sick. Do things for Chris. Get out and enjoy doing things that You like io do.You deserve it. You are doing a Great Job. Keep It Up. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    My score came to 71 prior to "the event" and move, if I did the addition right. Of course now, I am pretty okay now. Just working on my own health. I think I personally would have scored you higher, but I believe you have said your husband has a sweet personality. Just make sure you are not compromising your own health. That is where my scores went off the chart. Thanks for sharing.
    1747 days ago
    I learned from my doctor today that I might be running into trouble my self more test to figure out whot is wrong Take care of yourself or you will not be able to care for anyone
    1747 days ago
    When you figure out the care plan for your spouse, make sure you figure in care for yourself. If you are not dealing with your stress, you could become ill, which is not good for you or your husband. Make sure you have some time to exercise and/or do other things that just focus on you. I know this is easier said than done, but please make sure you stay well.
    1747 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    It's a rough stressful job! After looking at the questions it was no doubt you weren't higher. I have a feeling my youngest brother is at that or higher taking care of our Dad. God blesses you in many ways. May he bless you always for the wonderful job you're doing. Hugs
    1747 days ago
    Being a caregiver is very stressful. No matter what the caregiver says! God bless you!
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