from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
- n. An individual, such as a parent, foster parent, or head of a household, who attends to the needs of a child or dependent adult.
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- n. Alternative spelling of care-giver.
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- n. a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
- n. a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult
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Being a caregiver is a very hard job, and one that can go on for many years.
When your caregiver is addicted to drugs, the streets may seem a far safer alternative than being trapped in a small apartment with an addict, subject to their unpredictable, erratic and abusive behavior.
And Leeza pointed out, there are deeply gratifying positive aspects of being a long-term caregiver.
Also, she's paid to take care of others, and being a paid caregiver is something new.
• When you call your caregiver or birthplace to report preterm contractions, you may be asked to drink one or two large glasses of water and lie down for an hour, then call again if the contractions continue.
When you call your caregiver or birthplace to report preterm contractions, you may be asked to drink one or two large glasses of water and lie down for an hour, then call again if the contractions continue.
The typical caregiver is a 40-year-old working woman with kids.
• "Never criticize what the caregiver is doing," says Patricia Burnette of Apopka, Fla., whose sister lives with their ailing mother in Michigan.
The typical unpaid caregiver is a 46-year-old woman who works outside the home while taking care of a relative, according to AARP.