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What is Caregiving in Psychology?

What is Caregiving in Psychology?

Caregiving is an act of providing support and assistance to another person whose illness, injury, or disability impairs their ability to function independently.

Caregiving may involve various duties such as:

  • Assisting with personal care
  • Helping with meal preparation and feeding
  • Assisting with mobility and transportation
  • Assisting with medication management
  • Helping with medical procedures and therapy
  • Providing companionship and emotional support
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