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▪ Most formal carers want to allow old people to remain in their homes as long as possible.
▪ Improve contacts with informal carers to access services they need.
▪ Throughout the process any informal carers should be consulted and should be offered their own assessments when appropriate.
▪ It includes the uses of informal education for carers.
▪ The most likely potential informal carers are other members of the elderly person's household.
▪ Women informal carers are also likely to be carrying heavier responsibilities than male carers.
▪ The value of the work undertaken by informal carers is difficult to estimate with precision.
▪ As with other social groups informal carers are not a homogeneous group.
▪ This situation is exacerbated by the inadequacy of current social security provision, for both disabled people and informal carers.
▪ However, there are a significant minority of male carers who must not be excluded.
▪ Women informal carers are also likely to be carrying heavier responsibilities than male carers.
▪ It has now been shown that the number of male carers has increased substantially.
▪ The involvement of family and other carers during each of the elements should be considered standard practice.
▪ Parents, social workers and other carers have an educational role as do vocational training staff, employers and employees.
▪ The care which other carers might give to the child only becomes relevant if the threshold test is met.
▪ Professionals need also to work together with parents and other carers of children.
▪ She is responsible for helping the patient and carers in daily tasks such as washing, bathing and going to the toilet.
▪ Increased integration of the patient and carers is encouraged, combatting the isolation which has frequently preceded referral.
▪ If poverty is a long-term prospect, it is likely also to affect the morale of the patient and his carers.
▪ At least at first, sharing a double bed is unlikely to be comfortable or practical for either patient or carer.
▪ We asked principal carers, therefore, which of a list of symptoms the person they cared for suffered from.
▪ These can be drawn out from within the history of a caring relationship particularly where there is a principal carer taking responsibility.
▪ We re-interviewed those principal carers whose relatives, etc had moved to permanent institutional care by the end of one year.
▪ Table 5.2 shows the relationship of the principal carer to the dementia sufferer.
▪ How, therefore, did principal carers view the dementia sufferer's continued home care?
▪ The changing patterns of marriage and companionate relationships will also expand the range of principal carers.
▪ It is still nearly always a daughter or daughter-in-law who becomes the carer.
▪ This leaves Open the possibility of negotiation between the parties to identify the person who eventually becomes the main carer.
▪ More often, of course, separation involves a younger carer giving up the role, about which there is often profound ambivalence.
▪ Hospital staff can provide additional home support for carers.
▪ We have a high number of volunteer carers at the day centre.
▪ Her carer is her daughter whose flat is in the same block.
▪ In a companion study, 94 per cent of carers of patients with dementia considered the practice to be justified.
▪ In addition, unmarried women carers are more likely than either married women or men to be carrying particularly heavy caring responsibilities.
▪ In the home she may ask the carer to perform the tasks of the assistant therapist.
▪ Support from statutory services Professional services available to the carer come from various sources and vary a great deal from area to area.
▪ This may sometimes be the result of lack of information and reluctance on the part of the carers to take measures to correct this.
▪ When a child or young person is received into care a placement with a carer or carers has to be made.

n. someone who looks after another, either as a job or often through family responsibility.

Usage examples of "carer".

Aztecs preserved in the Boturini collection, and published by Gamelli Careri and others, there is a record of their migrations from their original location through various parts of the North American continent until their arrival in Mexico.

Each day, while the carers were busy, she tested that these daft old hands could cope with that damned lid.

Someone hurried out to pull the wooden gates shut, and then carer locked them.

Near the main entrance, there were supplies, like numbweed pots and chests of dressings or other medications, chairs where carers could relax, a table for dining, like the ones that had been set out when half of Monaco had been staying here.

So Tai and Zaranth made their plans and waited until the subdued, quiet, but constant activity of the carers and healers went into nighttime mode.

And with their arrival, they would assume the role of Crechem: surrogate parent, carer, guide and teacher, always for more than their own biological offspring, never for greatly extended periods, each adult member of the Caravan contributing to a collective child nurturing.