Learn About the Types of Caregivers & Their Responsibilities

There are millions of Caregivers in the United States, and they all have one thing in common: a sincere commitment to helping others. However, not all offer the same type and level of care. At Griswold, we provide care for the elderly and adults with disabilities, illnesses, and injuries. Care options include a wide range of services, such as personal care, companion care, homemaking, respite care, and 24-hour care.

Types of Caregivers

There are several types of Caregivers. The most common is the family Caregiver: someone who takes care of a family member without pay. Other types include professional, independent, private, informal, and volunteer Caregivers. Caregivers’ training, certifications and licensing may vary, but all Caregivers are dedicated to making people’s lives better.

Caring for the Caregiver

While caregiving is widely regarded as rewarding, it is also physically and emotionally demanding. Self-care is an incredibly important part of being a Caregiver, and Caregivers sometimes need support from others as well. If you are a caregiver who needs support, visit Caregiver.com to find local resources.

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*The Griswold service model varies depending on which state the office is in. In some states, our service is solely to refer thoroughly screened professional caregivers. In other states, we employ and supervise the caregivers. In every state, we're 100% focused on quality services and responsiveness to your needs. For each office, you'll see its service model and learn how we can best help you and your family with your home care needs. (See item 7 and item 19 of our current FDD for additional information.)