Caregiving definition explained
Caregiving definition: A person (caregiver) who routinely helps others such as seniors with daily tasks that they could otherwise not do for themselves or attempt with great difficulty.
There are 2 categories of caregiving:
Formal and Informal Caregivers
Formal caregivers for seniors are paid in exchange for care services provided.
Informal caregivers are family and friends who care for their loved one(s) without compensation.
To be a caregiver for the elderly means you provide emotional support, personal hygiene assistance, housekeeping, transportation and social interaction.
Private caregivers lend eyes and ears for family members. In some cases family members do not live in close proximity to their senior loved one(s) and really benefit from having a private caregiver present.
Many family members who are a part of the “sandwich generation” are caught between the stresses of caring for their aging parent, as well as their own children and career, and require additional care worker resources to help their senior loved one(s).
Families and Trustees places a lot of trust in the hands of hired private caregivers to provide support, as well as stability and security to the senior needing ongoing assistance.
Private caregivers communicate and send regular updates to family members to keep them well informed after each visit, and to alert the family of any obvious changes in behavior or mental state.
Caregiving is a wonderful additional care option to continue the preferred lifestyle of a senior.