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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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As per the spokesperson, PTI chief Imran Khan chaired a meeting recently in which the party decided to actively take part in the process of setting up the caretaker government and finalise nominations for the caretaker PM and chief ministers in all four provinces.
He said PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari had begun the process of consultation within the party to reach a consensus on who would be the party candidate for the office of caretaker prime minister.
The Murshid used to ride a donkey in his life that is why Murshid gets happy when the devotees give donkeys as nazrana, the caretaker added.
Kilifi OCPD Alexander Makau said the caretaker, whose whereabouts are unknown, is their main suspect.
Okay ra gyud namo nga naay caretaker basta taga diri lang.
CareTaker said that the warable monitor enables uninterrupted wire-free and electrode-free vital signs monitoring throughout the full mobile continuum of care; within the clinic and hospital, during patient transport, and remotely after patient discharge.
Moreover, studies suggesting transmission have been based on clinical outbreaks in animal caretakers (2), and because infections may not always be symptomatic, the results of those studies may underestimate the incidence.
Opposition leader Zaev's demand for a caretaker government was earlier backed by former US Ambassador Paul Wohlers, who immediately before leaving Macedonia said the demand for a caretaker government was neither extreme nor unseen thus far in other countries.
Bulgariaas President, as cited by the Focus news agency, announced that the caretaker government had adopted key measures in the sectors of energy, healthcare, and justice.
At the Barangka Municipal Cemetery, the only public cemetery in Marikina, a caretaker gets only P300 per gravesite very year, said Raymundo Ayuson, the one in charge of the cemetery.
However, the Government dismisses any possibility of a caretaker government and called the demands of the opposition an alibi to justify the failure at the elections.
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.