caregiver

noun
care·​giv·​er | \ ˈker-ˌgi-vər How to pronounce caregiver (audio) \
plural caregivers

Definition of caregiver

: a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill) The care of a patient with Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder can be a physical, emotional and financial drain on the family caregiver.— Diane Duquette Ascioti Each child was rated by at least one parent. Questionnaires completed by another significant caregiver (teacher or daycare provider) were available on 85% of the sample …— Alan E. Kazdin et al. You probably can imagine the difficulty a caregiver can have getting an immobile patient into a whirlpool.— Paul G. Donahue

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caregiving \ ˈker-​ˌgi-​viŋ How to pronounce caregiver (audio) \ noun
… researchers have repeatedly documented the psychiatric and physical health effects of family caregiving. — Richard Schulz et al. Many readers … had their own stories of being treated badly at work because of caregiving duties. — Sue Shellenbarger One of the most significant ways you can help animals, educate yourself about the joys and heartbreaks of caregiving and earn untold psychic rewards is to volunteer at a shelter. — Wendy Christensen

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Examples of caregiver in a Sentence

When she got sick her husband became her primary caregiver. he could no longer keep up his role as caregiver for his sick wife
Recent Examples on the Web Only one caregiver over the age of 18 will be allowed to accompany the patient. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 4 Jan. 2022 That includes the rule Burt ran into, that the hospital covers the travel and housing costs of only one caregiver and one patient. David Armstrong, ProPublica, 12 Nov. 2021 Another 50,000 are estimated to have lost a secondary caregiver, such as a grandparent, to the disease. Robert Hart, Forbes, 18 May 2022 But the vaccines had arrived too late to save a fellow caregiver, Jennifer McClung. Adam Geller, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2022 But the vaccines had arrived too late to save a fellow caregiver, Jennifer McClung. Adam Geller, Chron, 14 Apr. 2022 But the vaccines had arrived too late to save a fellow caregiver, Jennifer McClung. Adam Geller, Hartford Courant, 13 Apr. 2022 The caregiver, Nelson Fornah, was caught after a Pennsylvania state agency requested that a batch of suspicious claims be verified by videoconference through ID.me, a private company contracted by the state to defend against fraud. NBC News, 6 Apr. 2022 Nina had been putting herself through school, while working as a caregiver, at a retail job and being a DoorDash driver to support herself. Veronica Fulton, NBC News, 10 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of caregiver

1886, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Caregiver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caregiver. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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caregiver

noun
care·​giv·​er | \ -ˌgiv-ər How to pronounce caregiver (audio) \

Medical Definition of caregiver

: a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill) parents and other caregivers

Other Words from caregiver

caregiving \ -​iŋ How to pronounce caregiver (audio) \ noun

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