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Caregiver

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Caregiver

The primary person in charge of care of a patient, usually a family member or a designated health care professional.

a person who provides care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregiver include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients, etc.