In Rash the mom is the caregiver. She is a caregiver because she cares about her kids and wants to direct them in the correct way. Even if she fails to do so, she still loves her children and family. She is also a caregiver because she follows the rules no matter how crazy and ridiculous they are.
In the book The Forests Of Hands And Teeth Jed is a caregiver because he helps people to stay healthy during times of sickness. Jed is also very protective and he gets that from being a guardian of the village which is why he is so protective of his family and friends. Being compassionate is another good quality of Jed because he is able to comfort people and make them feel safe which is why he is a very good caregiver.