personal care


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. persona non grata,
  2. personable,
  3. personae,
  4. personage,
  5. personal,
  6. personal column,
  7. personal computer,
  8. personal day,
  9. personal digital assistant,
  10. personal distance

Related formspersonal-care, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for personal care

personal care

noun

help given to elderly or infirm people with essential everyday activities such as washing, dressing, and meals
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Medicine definitions for personal care

personal care

[ pûrsə-nəl ]

n.

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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