What are the responsibilities of an eldercare caregiver?

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A caregiver’s main duty is to provide primary care to the elderly / disabled individual.

This includes providing any basic care that does not legally need to be performed by a locally licensed nurse, physician, or other medical professional. It will also include providing assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, and feeding.

In addition, caregivers may carry out light housekeeping duties, run errands, plan and prepare meals, do the grocery shopping, and transport the elderly individual to medical appointments, social activities, etc.

Regarding meals, typically the caregiver will prepare any meals that fall within her/his hours of work. Keep in mind that the amount of housework a caregiver can realistically be expected to do will depend on the amount of care she/he needs to provide to the elderly / disabled individual in her/his care.