What Exactly Does an Elderly Caregiver Do?

by Paula
(Sacramento, CA)

Elderly Caregiver

Elderly Caregiver

That's a question I've been asked hundreds of times. What exactly does an elderly caregiver do?


Well, think of an elderly caregiver as that extra pair of hands, that extra set of eyes, and that shoulder that you can lean on when you're feeling tired, frustrated, or pressed for time.

Caregivers can be family members or professionals that work at agencies or be independent contractors or self-employed.

Caregivers for the elderly provide physical, emotional, and mental support to an aging loved one whether it's just sitting around and shooting the breeze, reminiscing, or someone who can help fix meals, run errands, or provide transportation to an elderly person to community events, business with friends, or medical appointments.

Caregivers can remind their clients to take their pills on time, to make sure that food in the home has not passed the expiration date, or to sit down and play dominoes, chess, or other games.

In most cases, caregivers for the elderly can do whatever you need them to do. A caregiver can help a person take a bath or assist them in moving from one part of the house to the other.

They can provide everything from companionship to ensuring the safety, comfort, and security of a loved one in a home environment, an assisted living facility, or even provide one-on-one care in situations where added supervision or oversight is required.

Think of an elderly caregiver as someone who can be there when you can't, depending on your work obligations or even geographic location.

They’re that extra pair of hands, eyes, and support that ensures that your loved one is receiving high-quality, compassionate, and understanding care and services when you can't be there.

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