assistance in dressing, grooming, etc., provided to elderly, disabled, or other persons who are unable to care for themselves.
the act or process of dressing or grooming oneself.
Wearable or Personal Computer: Which Came First?The popularity of the Apple Watch has given the noun wearable some additional prominence. This leads to the question of which term came first: wearable or personal computer? As with so many such questions, there is no simple answer. Wearable has been used as a noun since the end of the 17th century (in a book from 1695, titled An Abstract of the Consultation and Debates …
Caring About Whether You Couldn’t Care LessWhen you want to colloquially express that you don’t care at all about something, you might say “I couldn’t care less.” This phrase first popped up in British English at the turn of the 20th century and is still popular today. In the 1960s, a controversial American variant of this phase entered popular usage: “I could care less.” Many native English speakers, both in the …
- persona non grata,
- personal column,
- personal computer,
- personal day,
- personal digital assistant,
- personal distance
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help given to elderly or infirm people with essential everyday activities such as washing, dressing, and meals
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[ pûr′sə-nəl ]
The occupation of attending to the physical needs of people who are disabled or otherwise unable to take care of themselves, including tasks such as bathing, management of bodily functions, and cooking.
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