If you are caring for someone who is ill, you are often a key person in their life. You may help with care in the home, watch out for symptoms or give medications. You may also be the point of contact for other family members, work colleagues and friends. You may also often act on behalf of the patient, talking with health professionals.
Last updated 29 July 2013*
You may feel comfortable in this role. You may feel that what you are doing is valued. You may also feel differently about the caring role. You may have put your life on hold and feel that you are not recognised for what you are doing. You may feel that some days are good and others aren’t.