Caregiving and Home Care

Caregivers provide help to people in need whether they are an adult, parent or spouse or a child with medical needs – some caregivers are family members and others are paid. Caregivers might shop for food, cook, clean the house, pay bills, give medicine, help the person get dressed or bathed, and provide support. Caregiving can be very stressful. Oftentimes caregivers are “on call” 24 hours a day while providing care for someone with a long-term illness, chronic medical condition or special care needs.