A caregiver can be designated to a child or to an adult suffering from a physical ailment that has debilitated them from functioning with the ease that they would normally. Although we would all like to be able to care for ourselves or cater to our children's needs when sick, this is not always a realistic expectation. Sometimes, more help is need; in fact, when a patient is suffering from cancer an entire cancer care team might be necessary.
It is important to always remember that caring for the caregiver is just as vital as caring for the patient, as one can't happen without the other. If your caregiver is not in good health or emotional sprits, it will be much more difficult for them to provide the proper attention and adequate care to you or your ailing loved one.
Caregivers need to care for themselves as much as they do for the patients they have been assigned to look after. Therefore, you need to know
how to find good child care. One way to do this is by referencing the
parent's guide to choosing child care to help you make wise decisions and know what to look for when selecting the caregiver that will be best for you.
For tips on how to select the right caregiver for you or your child and other helpful information about caregiving, please read some of the articles we have included, located directly to the left.