What is the difference between caregiver and caretaker?

caregiver | caretaker |


As nouns the difference between caregiver and caretaker

is that caregiver is (care-giver) while caretaker is someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after somewhere, or with responsibility for keeping a place in good repair.

As a adjective caretaker is

temporary, on a short term basis.

caregiver

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • caretaker

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who takes care of a place or thing; someone looking after somewhere, or with responsibility for keeping a place in good repair.
  • Someone who takes care of a person; a parent, carer or other guardian.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Temporary, on a short term basis.
  • Johnson had to be drafted in as the caretaker manager after Hewlett resigned without warning the day before the final.