Every care situation is different.
Some carers provide 24-hour care to a family member with high needs. They may help with daily needs and activities like feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, lifting and moving and administering medications.
Others care for people who are quite independent but may need someone to help them with tasks like banking, transport, shopping and housework.
Most carers give comfort, encouragement and emotional support to the person they care for, oversee their health and wellbeing, monitor their safety and help them stay as independent as possible.