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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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