or life care
[ lahyf-kair ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌkɛər /
designed to provide for the basic needs of elderly residents, usually in return for an initial fee and monthly service payments: a life-care facility; life-care communities.
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Origin of life-care
First recorded in 1980–85
Words nearby life-care
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Medical definitions for life-care
The provision of services for elderly people, including housing, health care, and social activities.
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