Rapid Caregiver Well-Being Scale
This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.
Your screening indicates your overall well-being may be suffering as a result of your caregiving responsibilities. Caregivers of older adults often experience challenges in balance their multiple roles while attending to their own self-care. In order for you to be at your best as a caregiver, please consider the following strategies:
• Evaluate your current self-care activities and identify where you can make changes
• Build time into your daily routine engage in an activity that you enjoy.
• Learn about resources that are available for caregivers
• Ask for help from others—family members, friends, professional organizations
• Join a caregiver support group
• Eat a well-balanced diet
• See your physician for a well-being check-up
• Treat yourself to something fun
Talk with your physician about ways that you can enhance balance in your roles.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28716 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program for $843,079. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Below are listed activities that each of us do or someone does for us. Thinking over the past three months, indicate to what extent you think each activity has been met by circling the appropriate number on the scale
provided below. You do not have to be the one doing the activity. You are being asked to rate the extent to which each activity has been taken care of in a timely way.
1=Rarely 2=Occasionally 3=Sometimes 4=Frequently 5=Usually
Source: Version 3.0, Susan Tebb, Marla Berg-Weger and Doris M. Rubio (original scale © 1993), revised 2012 & 2015. This version 3.0 carries no copyright
1. Taking care of personal daily activities (meals, hygiene, laundry
2. Taking time to have fun with friends and/or family
3. Treating or reward ing yourself
1. Receiving appropriate health care
2. Feeling good about yourself
3. Feeling secure about your financial future