A caregiver is a non-remunerated family member or friend who takes cares of a person with a physical or cognitive impairment or a mental health problem. A caregiver is also the primary resource for supporting dependent people at home.
You are a caregiver if you help your loved one to do some of the following tasks:
- remember to take his medication;
- cook his meals;
- perform household tasks;
- do the shopping;
- help him get dressed;
- accomplish his daily hygiene tasks;
- coordinate his appointments;
- handle his personal finances;
- manage his health care.
Being a caregiver is simply assisting someone you love or care for in order to maintain his quality of life and his overall well-being.