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Difference between Care-taker and Caregiver


1. (also: care taker) a social worker or nurse, who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people, etc.):

  • A child is most vulnerable to the thought and belief patterns of his care taker.

2. a person who supervises the care of a property such as a building:

  • Our care-taker lives around the corner, so no worries about maintenance.

3. (attrib., of a government, office-holder, etc.) temporary or provisional:

  • This was disclosed by the council care-taker chairman in an exclusive interview with Daily Triumph.

caregiver— = care-taker 1:

  • According to the history subsequently provided by his caregiver, he began to exhibit symptoms of constitutional illness.