Understanding the Identity of the Caregiver

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* 1. "Do you have an ill or disabled relative or friend whom you care for on an ongoing basis? This can be someone who just needs a little help, someone in declining health, or someone who is seriously or chronically ill."

If yes, please describe your role in providing support for that individual.

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* 2. The National Center on Caregiving defines Caregiver as any relative, partner, friend or neighbor who has a significant personal relationship with and provides a broad range of assistance for a person with a chronic or disabling condition. These individuals may be a sole caregiver, or one of several that live with or separately from the person receiving care.

Before reading this definition of a caregiver, did you consider yourself to be a caregiver?

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* 3. After reading the definition, do you now consider yourself to be a caregiver?