Updated: Feb 18
"There are four kinds of people: those who will become caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who were caregivers, and those who will need caregiving themselves." Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
Caregiving takes many forms from family members and Professional carers provide care part time or round the clock in a person own home or in a health care setting. Sometimes working along side family caregivers.
There are between 50-60,000 (Estimated statistically) professional carers/HCA working in Ireland this figure is unknown as it is not a registered profession.