As we age, it may become increasingly difficult to do things for ourselves. Elderly people may have mobility issues, cognitive issues or other health challenges that make it difficult to be independent. When this happens, it may be necessary to use elderly caregivers to help out.

A caregiver is someone who provides medical and practical support to elderly people which allows them to remain in their home. This is a very valuable service because many elderly people do not want to move into an assisted care facility as they prefer the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

The caregiver can provide medical support, such as bathing, dressing wounds and administering prescribed medicines. They can also help with many practical aspects such as preparing meals, doing laundry and house cleaning. Sometimes caregiver services may be paid for by government agencies if the person is eligible.