- a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled.
- an adult who cares for an infant or child.
Origin of caregiver
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Examples from the Web for caregiver
The caregiver Fatu had acted fast – the temperature reading on the Thursday night was high.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
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For Easley, one of the most important steps to helping her husband was learning to legitimize her own position as a caregiver.When the War Comes Home
October 16, 2014
Now 41 years old, Nelosar works as a caregiver for senior citizens and lives in Queens, New York.Legalized Spousal Abuse Is Coming to Afghanistan
February 13, 2014
The saga has caused outrage in Italy where the mother now lives and works as a caregiver for an elderly couple in Tuscany.Italian Woman Says British Doctors Forced Her to Have a C-Section, Took Her Baby
Barbie Latza Nadeau and Nico Hines
December 5, 2013
Why is she willing to narrate from the perspective of a Filipina caregiver and not, say, a Palestinian?What's 'Legitimate' Israeli Fiction?
March 29, 2013
In the empathic paradigm, the subjectivity of the other is "assumed to be as whole and valid as that of the caregiver" (p. 68).
"To care for" seems to require that the caregiver see oneself as caring person reflected in the other (Watson, 1987).
- US and Canadian a person who has accepted responsibility for looking after a vulnerable neighbour or relativeAlso called: carer
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Word Origin and History for caregiver
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
- 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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