caregiver

Pronunciation: (KAYR-gih-ver)

A person who gives care to people who need help taking care of themselves. Examples include children, the elderly, or patients who have chronic illnesses or are disabled. Caregivers may be health professionals, family members, friends, social workers, or members of the clergy. They may give care at home or in a hospital or other health care setting.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2009-11-13Coping with Cancer: For Family and FriendsCómo hacer frente al cáncer: Para la familia y los amigos