Caregiver Checklist

Printable Caregiver Daily Checklist Template

Download our free PDF downloadable Caregiver Daily Checklist .


Our caregiver daily checklist is an easy-to-read list of daily caregiver tasks and duties.

Caregiver Daily Checklist 


Personal Care

  • Bath and shower assistance, including getting in and out safely

  • Skincare, including applying lotion as needed. Use appropriate barrier cream. Report redness or skin breakdown to family. Apply moisturizer after bath or shower.

  • Oral care, including brushing teeth or cleaning dental appliances

  • Shaving or beard trimming

  • Haircare, including combing, brushing, and styling hair

  • Applying or removing makeup

  • Finger and toenail care. File nails as needed



  • Getting clean clothes ready

  • Help with changing clothes and dressing



  • Assist with toileting, including ensuring a safe transfer to and from the toilet

  • Monitor incontinence and keep undergarments clean and dry



  • Help to transfer, for example, to or from the bed, shower, toilet, or chair

  • Help or support while walking

  • Push wheelchair, assist in and out of the chair



  • Assist with eating

  • Encourage fluids


Light Cleaning and Housekeeping

  • Vacuuming, dusting, dry mopping, dishwashing, cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, changing beds, and taking out the garbage


Laundry and Linen Services

  • Washing, drying, folding, and putting away clothes, and ironing


Meal Preparation

  • Meal and snack preparation, clean up, wash dishes

  • Store leftovers

  • Adhere to dietary restrictions

  • Consider food preferences



  • Write or ask for a food list

  • Shop for groceries, clothes, and other necessities



  • Either driving or accompanying on public transportation

  • Errands including grocery shopping, to the pharmacy, to medical and dental appointments, socializing, or seeing family members


Medication Management

  • Remind the patient to take medications

  • Write what medications were taken

  • Help track when medications need to be renewed

  • Track side effects

  • Monitor pain levels


Monitor Supplies

  • Disposable gloves, commode liners, bandages, and other things used

  • Notify family if supplies are getting low



  • Keep company

  • Encourage activities

  • Encourage appropriate movement or exercise


Pet Care

  • Feed pet

  • Walk pet

  • Other pet care


Report to Family

  • Changes in physical condition, behavior, or mood

  • Changes in eating habits

  • Inadequate fluid intake

  • Missed medications

  • If medication renewals are needed

  • Low groceries or supplies

Download a free version of our printable caregiver daily checklist template. This caregiver checklist outlines daily tasks a caregiver may perform.

You May be interested in reading:


Read our post Caregiver Duties and Responsibilities for an in-depth guide on the responsibilities of a caregiver. 


Thinking about Hiring an In-Home Caregiver? Read our post Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help for more information. 



Tracker Tools for Caregivers

To help caregivers organize and track important information, check out our free tracker tools that you can download to help monitor many things like blood pressure, blood sugar, medication side effects, track pain, and keep easily available emergency contact information.


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