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Related to caregiver: caretaker
1. An individual, such as a physician, nurse, or social worker, who assists in the identification, prevention, or treatment of an illness or disability.
2. An individual, such as a family member or guardian, who takes care of a child or dependent adult.
care′giv′ing adj. & n.
(Social Welfare) US and Canadian a person who has accepted responsibility for looking after a vulnerable neighbour or relative. Also called: carer
1. a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled.
2. an adult who cares for a child.
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|Noun||1.||caregiver - a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability|
health profession - the body of individuals whose work helps to maintain the health of their clients
bonesetter - someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones
electrologist - someone skilled in the use of electricity to remove moles or warts or hair roots
medical assistant - a person trained to assist medical professionals
nurse - one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
druggist, pharmacist, pill pusher, pill roller, apothecary, chemist - a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
|2.||caregiver - a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult|