Whether you are looking to find out if you are drinking too much or if you can handle the stresses of being a caregiver, there’s a calculator for that.
It’s important to take into account all the factors and possible stressors before becoming someone else’s caregiver. Understanding what you can and can’t handle, and how to deal with stress is paramount to providing good care. The Caregiver’s Readiness Calculator will help you assess your skill and readiness level. The tool asks eight questions, and depending on your answers, provides tips on how to cope. For instance, one question asks if you know where there’s support for caregivers. If you answer no, it will give you ways to find resources.
Having trouble breathing, but not sure if the cause is asthma? According to Wake Forest Baptist Health, asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, affecting five million children annuallu, but is often overlooked in adults. The calculator is designed to help adults identify if they are indeed suffering from asthma. After answering a series of questions, the asthma calculator will tell users if they may have asthma and encourage them to see a doctor if necessary.
As we age, our hearing can often deteriorates, so it important to stay alert of any potential problems. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders provides a test consisting of 10 questions that help determine if you need to see an ear doctor. Some of the questions include: Do you have trouble hearing over the phone, do people complain your TV volume is too high, do you ask people to repeat themselves and do you have trouble understanding the speech of women and children?
Is your drinking becoming a problem? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a alcohol self-test use that assesses your beliefs, attitudes and behaviors when it comes to using alcohol and help you learn how to make any necessary changes that could result in a healthier lifestyle. According to SAMH, the test was developed and evaluated for two decades by the World Health Organization, and has proven as an accurate measure of risk across gender, age and even culture.
No one has a stress-free life, but for nearly 40 million adults, anxiety is a major problem. According to Mental Health America, anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S. This free screening test will determine if you are suffering from anxiety. After answering all the questions, you’re given a preliminary assessment of what any potential problems as well as referrals to health-care professionals that will review your results for free.
Health-conscious consumers can access a slew of free online calculators to get a good gauge of their fitness level.