Lesson 8 – Root Cause – How and When Can You Expand the Team?

Family caregiving is now an expected life stage. But each situation is so different that there is no single “best” way to organize care.

The only sure thing is that it’s rarely the best strategy for one caregiver to do it all. Even if you are an only child or the sole caregiver for another reason, I encourage you to think broadly about expanding the care team. That can include a combination of informal, unpaid supports and formal, paid resources.

Beyond yourself, most people start by identifying immediate family or members of your family of choice. However, you are not stuck if people in that circle are unable or unwilling to help.

The chart below will help expand your thinking.