2. is providing care for the
physical and emotional needs
of a family member or a friend
at home. Caregiving may
involve: assisting with meals,
personal care and
What is Caregiving?
3. Providing care and support to infant and toddlers
Infants and toddlers need secure attachments with
familiar caregivers to develop trust that their needs
will be met and that they are loved. They build their
own identity by interacting with caregivers; in these
4. Caregivers need to learn about children
through attentive observation of the
child’s cues: when they are tired, hungry,
As much as possible, allow them to play
alone or interact with caregiver and
other children when they choose.
5. Providing care and support to children
Providing practical and emotional care and support,
ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring
lasting improvements to their lives.
There is nothing more important than the safety and
security of children and most child care centers do their
best to provide such. Child care centers off a stable
6. Caregivers offer their children love, acceptance,
appreciation, encouragement, and guidance.
They provide the most intimate context for the
nurturing and protection of children as they
develop their personalities and identities.
7. Providing care and support to elderly
Elderly people need care and comfort to lead a healthy life
without worries and anxiety.
Regarding the changing behavioral patterns in elderly people
at home leads to abuse of them by their kin.
Basic needs need to be met for the elderly to experience
healthy ageing, especially in low- and middle-income
8. The elderly need to stay emotionally connected to
family and friends. As time progresses and life
evolves, the emotional needs of people change. The
elderly go through a gamut of emotions as they
Loneliness is one of the major feelings that an
elderly person experiences.
9. Providing care and support to people with special needs
Special needs care is focused on meeting the needs of individuals with a
condition or circumstance that interferes with normal activities of daily living,
all while optimizing their independence and quality of life.
Increase awareness of service providers who are experts in assisting people
with special needs.
Provide one-stop educational access to resources and information on
10. Create understanding among employees of the
challenges facing co-workers who care for people
with special needs.
Advocate for the concerns of working caregivers
and people with special needs.
Open or create portals that provide access to
support and education networks.
11. Maintaining healthy and safe environment
Provide and maintain a safe
work environment. Your
organization must identify and
manage hazards in your
workplace, reducing the risk of
these hazards. Ensure
equipment is safe for you to use.