- Family carers are people who are not professionals and take care of someone with a chronic illness or disability or someone who needs long-term care.
- Caregivers are, for example, children looking after their chronically ill parents or parents and other relatives caring for people with disabilities, etc.
- A caregiver can be of any age.
- You may be a caregiver and not know it. Caregivers are family members, friends or neighbours who provide support and care to someone in need.
- A caregiver does not necessarily live with the person being cared for, but spends a considerable amount of time caring for him or her.
- The term “family caregiver” or ‘’family carer’’ should be distinguished from paid professional carers such as exclusive nurses or domestic helpers because the care family caregivers provide is unpaid.
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