Physical Demands Personal care, including activities such as bathing, dressing, and going to the bathroom, may require a caregiver to lift or carry your loved one. This can affect the caregiver's body. Maintaining your physical health is crucial in order to provide your loved one with the best possible care. Most people don't really have experience with many of the physical aspects of caregiving. Ask your doctor, nurse, or home health care assistant what you are expected to do.
Ask them to show you how to do it. It's always a good idea to take notes, record a video, or have a friend be there to record instructions. The Family Caregiver Alliance has several videos that may be useful. Although caregivers of stroke survivors have doubts regarding the physical aspects of the care experience (Bakas et al.