Caregiving refers to the provision of assistance to another person who is ill, disabled, or needs help with daily activities. It often requires attention to the physical, mental, social, and psychological needs and well-being of both the caregivers and the elderly person requiring care.
WHO IS A CAREGIVER?
An individual who gives assistance to people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or the elderly and fragile.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CAREGIVER
• Prepare meals, cleans house or does laundry.
• Help with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, administering medications.
• Aid with transferring the recipient in and out of bed.
• Assist with physical therapy, injections, feeding tubes or other medical processes.
• Handle a crisis or medical emergency.