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1.
A person (usually within the family environment) who maintains personal assistance to another who may suffer from, but is not limited to: a physical disability, mental illness, intellectual disability, or drug and/or alcohol dependency. There are no boundaries to the notion of 'caring' in this context as a large number of 'Carers' can be found throughout the globe in many different environments. Caring roles are often demanding and some services exist primarily for Carers, allowing them to 'have a break'. Support for Carers appears to be on the increase however a particular difficulty in the Human Service sector is reaching out to people who are 'unidentified carers'- those who maintain a caring role however are not aware that there is appropriate support available.
John has an acquired brain injury and is unable to perform a lot of daily personal tasks. His wife (Primary Carer) Julie assists him with tasks such as showering, grooming, and mobility.
by shaunoAUS June 09, 2009
 
2.
one who cares
guitarded is a carer
by Anonymous October 02, 2002