What is a difference between them?
A caregiver or carer is an unpaid or paid member of a person’s social network, who helps them with activities of daily living. Caregiving is most commonly used to address impairments related to old age, disability, a disease, or a mental disorder.
Typical duties of a caregiver might include taking care of someone who has a chronic illness or disease; managing medications or talking to doctors and nurses on someone’s behalf, helping to bathe or dress someone who is frail or disabled, or taking care of household chores, meals, or bills for someone who cannot do these things alone.
In many cases your caregivers are CNAs (Certified Nurses Assistants) or HHAs (Home Health Aid) all of these individuals went to school to be certified to enter your homes, and as they enter,
they are expected to be assigned, to do the duties under which they were certified. In the other hand, Housekeepers/maids are responsible for making sure all assigned, areas of the home are clean, neat, and tidy.
This includes any indoor household cleaning and organising tasks assigned by the employer and may regularly include cleaning “projects”
Can caregiver do house chores?
Among all the duties of care givers, there is the outstanding “Light House Keeping”
What does that mean to the caregiver, and clients?
It is the responsibility of a great caregiver to clean up after him or herself. To attend to the upkeep of the client’s most immediate space, attending only to the areas that are affected while he or she is on duty.
The types of services provided by home care companies, depend upon their licensing, but it is the term light housekeeping that is often misunderstood.
Most of the misunderstanding comes from the fact that, we typically do not define housekeeping in our own homes in degrees of light, medium or heavy.
We tend to lump dusting the furniture in with washing the windows. Consider both of these tasks in the category of housekeeping.
In conclusion, a caregiver focus more on client’s well-being half medically. While also caring about patient’s environment (in a small radius). We hope this article can help you choose what service you actually need, and make it easier to discuss with your care provider.