Caregiver abuse is typically defined as abuse by someone providing care for the elderly or a person with a disability. Elder abuse is a broad term encompassing all types of abuse and neglect but not always specifically caused by someone in a caretaker role. The term caregiver refers to anyone who routinely helps others who are limited by chronic conditions. While formal caregivers are typically volunteers or paid employees connected to the social service or health care systems, informal caregivers are often family members and...
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