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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

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.

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 party in the pending lawsuit to determine the legality or otherwise of a state caretaker committee also expressed dismay at the decision of some members of the national leadership of the party to have resorted to self-help and undermined the case that is presently before a court, expressing disappointment and embarrassment at the development.
The Caretaker Chief Minister with the collective consent of the caretaker cabinet decided to
Mr Warraich said Ms Hamid facilitated the matter with her stance that she did not wish to serve as the principal law officer to a caretaker set-up that had seen it fit to remove her without notice.
Answering a question on the need of security arrangements in Lahore following the arrival of Nawaz and Maryam, the caretaker CM said the arrest of 17,000 PML-N workers is a 'joke' as only 165 were detained.
Even politicians not agreeing to the policies of the PML-N have criticised the caretaker Punjab government for the overreaction it is showing.
For those who are seriously considering a life "beyond the sidewalks," a career as a caretaker might be a way to fulfill those dreams.
(It is one thing if someone doesn't remember something said five minutes ago; it is another thing when they do not remember the wall they just saw in front of them two seconds ago.) For a while, the caretaker can depend on the Alzheimer's patient's long-term memory -- their "automatic pilot" -- to keep a kind of sanity and safety in the house.
This was reiterated in the meeting that all political parties would be given equal opportunities to contest in elections and no one should doubt on the impartiality of caretaker governments.
In a press statement issued on Sunday, Pakistan Peoples' Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the caretaker government should focus on free and fair elections in the country instead of burdening the masses.
However, caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk, all four chief ministers, minister for Finance Shamshad Akhtar, Interior Minister Mohammad Azam Khan, Syed Ali Zafar, Roshan Khurshid, Mohammad Yousaf Sheikh, Abdullah Hussain, caretaker ministers from Punjab Syed Zia, Ahmed Waqas , Shindh minister Jamil Yousaf have submitted details of their assets.
Lahore High Court Bar Association's Secretary Hassan Warraich challenged the removal of Ms Hamid pleading that the caretaker government had no power to take the impugned decision.
In the letter, the GDA has expressed lack of trust on Sindh's caretaker setup, stating that: 'the caretaker setup is just a continuation of the Pakistan Peoples Party government.'