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Family Caregiver

Any family member, partner, friend, or neighbor who provides or manages the care of someone who is ill, disabled, or frail. There may be more than one family caregiver involved in a person’s care. Sometimes family caregivers are referred to as informal caregivers. This is meant to show that they are different from formal caregivers (professional healthcare workers). But many caregivers do not like the term informal because it incorrectly implies less skill and commitment.

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