Definition of caregiver in English:


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mainly North American
  • A family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.

    ‘My caregiver instantly volunteered the information that we were the doctor's family friends.’
    • ‘It will also not impact upon the introduction of Filipino workers as caregivers, maids and crews.’
    • ‘This was a time of new experiences for the military and for the women who volunteered to serve as caregivers.’
    • ‘Sometimes clients or their families treat caregivers as maids or domestic servants.’
    • ‘Make sure that her teachers and other caregivers are aware of her condition.’
    • ‘They and their caregivers were able to perform satisfactory drainage at home.’
    • ‘Most of the research on the health of caregivers has focused on psychological well-being.’
    • ‘The authors assume that caregivers are the primary experts regarding a child's needs.’
    • ‘Educational efforts to inform parents and caregivers can come from a variety of sources.’
    • ‘Some caregivers reported the amount of care that was provided by hospice on a weekly basis.’
    • ‘In wound care, we have not done much to factor in the contributions of lay caregivers.’
    • ‘They serve on Parent Policy Committees and work in the centers as caregivers or volunteers.’
    • ‘Assisting the caregiver in establishing a predictable routine for the patient is helpful.’
    • ‘One primary purpose of the record is to communicate patient information to the next caregiver.’
    • ‘You and your caregiver will be instructed on how to give your tube feedings.’
    • ‘The patient then is discharged home with family members or a designated caregiver.’
    • ‘The device is also portable and can be used without the assistance of a caregiver.’
    • ‘The caregiver may report that the child was shaken to try to resuscitate it.’
    • ‘We invite anyone who is interested to join us, from psychologists, to teachers and caregivers.’
    • ‘The perioperative nurse is not often viewed as a patient caregiver, but is thought of as a technician.’



/ˈkerˌɡivər/ /ˈkɛrˌɡɪvər/