Community Comparison Worksheet
Stress from being the sole caregiver for a loved one and scared of what will happen to them should something happen to you.
Sadness because you made a promise to your loved one to never put them in one of those places.
Fear from hearing horror stories and not knowing if a community will be a safe place with good care.
Depression from no longer being able to enjoy the things you used to do – either for your own personal enjoyment or as a couple.
Health Issue as a result of the physical and emotional stress of being a full-time caregiver. Even if you have help, YOU are still “on” 24/7.
Anxiety from not knowing where to begin and having to make a quick decision due to your loved one’s decline or pending discharge from the hospital or rehab.
Feelings of Isolation from children or siblings (your own or from a blended family) who all have different opinions of what you “should” do.
Loneliness from being separated from your spouse. It can be the feeling of separation because they no longer recognize you or the physical separation from no longer being in your home.