Caregiver Well-Being Check 

How often do you seek support from others regarding your caregiving role?

How often do you pray or seek spiritual comfort in your role as a caregiver?

How frequently do you take time for yourself to recharge?

- No, I haven't considered it
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How regularly do you feel equipped with the necessary resources and knowledge to provide care?

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one?

How often do you find yourself worrying about the future of your caregiving situation?

How often do you engage in activities that bring you joy, separate from caregiving?

How regularly do you experience feelings of guilt or inadequacy as a caregiver?

How frequently do you feel physically exhausted from caregiving tasks?

Well-Being Check for Caregivers
Dismayed

Dismayed

You may struggle to find joy in your daily activities and feel like caregiving is consuming your life. It's crucial to seek support and resources that can help you manage these feelings and prevent burnout.  Support groups, a counselor or a caregiving coach might be some ideas to explore. The Take Heart Community of Christian Caregivers could also be a valuable resource for you, offering encouragement, advice, and a network of fellow caregivers who understand what you're going through.
Stretched

You're managing your caregiving responsibilities, but there may be times when it feels like a lot to handle. Remember, it's okay to ask for help and take breaks to care for yourself. Caregivers in the 'Stretched' category are likely experiencing a high level of stress that occasionally feels manageable but often borders on overwhelming. You might have some support but still feel the weight of caregiving responsibilities heavily. It's important to strengthen your support network and find strategies to alleviate some of the pressure. The Take Heart Community of Christian Caregivers is here to support you with resources and fellowship to help you maintain your well-being.
Balanced

Achieving a 'Balanced' score suggests that you are managing to find some equilibrium between caregiving and your own needs. While there are still challenges, you're likely practicing self-care and utilizing your support system effectively. Maintaining this balance is key to your long-term well-being. The Take Heart Community of Christian Caregivers can provide you with additional tools and connections to enhance your caregiving journey and personal growth.
Resilient

You're doing well in navigating the complexities of caregiving while taking care of yourself. To continue on this positive path, the Take Heart Community can provide additional support and connection with peers who are on a similar journey.

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This self-assessment is designed to help you reflect on your current state of well-being as you navigate your season of caregiving.

 

Please note that this quiz is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. 

Rayna Neises

Rayna Neises, ACC

Rayna Neises is a Jesus lover, farm wife, grandmother to 7, and dog mom to 3. 

As author of No Regrets:  Hope for your Caregiving Season, a former teacher, and Sylvan Learning Center owner, Rayna is currently an Associated Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.  Additionally she hosts the podcast A Season of Caring Podcast

As a coach, she specializes in working with professional women who are in a season of caring for aging parents and are feeling completely maxed out.  They want to find a way to balance caring for their parents while still having time for themselves without feeling guilty. 

Rayna has been where you are.  She spent 4.5 years acting as a hands-on caregiver to her dad who journeyed with Alzheimer’s. Set up a time to talk to see how coaching can help you in your season of caring.

Rayna Neises: A Season of Caring