There are moments of realization in everyone’s life. Times when you know things have changed forever and there’s no going back to “business as usual.” These are the moments when it’s most important to be surrounded by good friends and family members—and to be able to successfully work together.
When a family teams up to address family caregiving challenges, there are bound to be multiple perspectives on how to help.
Drawing on our experience in helping manage family dynamics during home care engagements, we’ve come up with the following family caregiver personality types. By identifying
Tap a persona below to explore its characteristics, or take our personality quiz to discover your own persona.
The Planner confronts challenges by logically thinking through the steps needed to address them.
The Camp Director is a natural peacemaker. He/she intuitively knows which siblings are best suited for which tasks.
When a task needs doing, The Doer is the care team member most often depended on to tackle it.
The Dreamer's idealism shines in the face of adversity.
The Rescuer is the long-distance caregiver who is usually not involved in the daily tasks of managing care.
Think you know which persona matches your personality? Take the Caregiver Personality Quiz to find out!
Once you’ve learned a bit about how your personality could affect your caregiving style, think about the other members of your care team. With which family members could you collaborate best? Is there anyone you might clash with in certain circumstances?
This chart helps illustrate how each persona interacts with others:
Remember: When family caregivers work successfully with all members, everyone – including the senior loved one, most importantly – will benefit.
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