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caregiver

 [kār´giv″er]
a lay individual who assumes responsibility for the physical and emotional needs of another who is incapable of self care. See also caregiver role fatigue and caregiver role strain. Called also caretaker.

caregiver

(kâr′gĭv′ər)
n.
1. An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
2. An individual, such as a family member or guardian, who takes care of a child or dependent adult.

care′giv′ing adj. & n.

caregiver

one who contributes the benefits of medical, social, economic, or environmental resources to a dependent or partially dependent individual, such as a critically ill person.

caregiver

Health care The person–eg, a family member or a designated HCW–who cares for a Pt with Alzheimer's disease, other form of dementia or chronic debilitating disease requiring provision of nonmedical protective and supportive care

care·giv·er

(kār'giv-ĕr)
1. General term for a physician, nurse, or other health care practitioner who cares for patients.
2. Any person, including a family member, who provides care or assistance to one who is ill.

care·giv·er

(kār'giv-ĕr)
General term for a physician, nurse, other health care practitioner, or family member/friend who cares for patients.

caregiver,

n a person providing treatment or support to a sick, disabled, or dependent individual.

Patient discussion about caregiver

Q. what have been some of the hardest things you've experienced as a parent or caregiver of an autistic child? I would like a point of view of someone with experience so I’ll now what to expect later in life.

A. The hardest thing that I experience as a parent is the ignorance from others who just don't know what autism is, how to handle it, and how rude and dysfunctional they are being towards my child without realizing it, even so called experts like educators and doctors.

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The present government will conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker setup will be put in place to hold elections, expected in July or the first week of August.
The donkey was washed up and cleaned and was wearing a red chaddar was handed over to the caretaker of the shrine.
The couple had been living in the home with the caretaker only, relatives said.
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In our study, caretakers of NHPs in each zoo were screened on a voluntary basis for gastrointestinal parasites; animals other than NHPs were also screened (control group).
Garrett plans to disregard this vote difference with the establishment of a caretaker government remains unclear, Dnevnik concludes.
He emphasized that the caretaker government had also organized the parliamentary elections in October successfully.
Though the service fees may vary, the aim of each caretaker remains constant - to take care of his or her family.
Some analysts in the country do not justify the demand of the opposition for a caretaker government.
He continued: " Iyad Allawi, did not come up with something new in his claim to form a caretaker government because it automatically, the Council and the government, will enter in stage of caretaker during the coming period , and his statement is an early electoral campaigning.
BEIRUT: Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati approved the payment of Lebanon's annual contribution to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, sources told The Daily Star Thursday.