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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)


(Be cautious), verb be cautious, be concerned, bear in mind, beware, consider, curare, give heed to, guard, have regard, heed, look out for, mind, pay attention to, protect, take precautions, watch out for, watch over
Associated concepts: care and caution, care and skill, careful, careless, degree of care, due care, extraordinary care, great care, lack of care, ordinary care, slight care, want of care


(Regard), verb administer to, attend, attend to, be concerned, be concerned for, become involved, bother, foster, mind, minister to, nurture, pay attention to, serve, supervise, support, sustain, tend, watch over
Associated concepts: care and custody, care and mainteeance, custody or control
See also: administration, agency, aid, alimony, apprehension, assistance, auspices, burden, caution, charge, concern, consideration, constraint, control, custody, direction, discretion, fear, generalship, guidance, heed, help, imprisonment, interest, maintenance, management, notice, particularity, patronage, precaution, preservation, problem, protection, prudence, regard, relief, rigor, safekeeping, shelter, supervision, support, surveillance, trust, upkeep, ward, weight
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During the course of the study intervention, the patient did not experience any further UTI symptoms; he was not re-hospitalized and was successfully discharged from the transitional care study intervention at nine weeks post-enrollment.
Transitional care is a broad term that encompasses a variety of intermediate care services, including subacute, skilled, and rehabilitative care services.
The new transitional care program will help Medicare Advantage members who are treated in a hospital receive coordinated home-based care as they complete their recovery.
Hartlepool Borough Council in collaboration with the Stockton and Hartlepool CCG, seeks to commission a rehabilitation and transitional care service through the block purchase of 20 beds in a designated unit within a registered care home in Hartlepool.
There is a trend toward phasing out transitional care units at hospitals throughout the state, Roger Seaver, Newhall Memorial president, said.
More than 30 beds will be provided at Avon Court, in Warwick, for people who need intermediate or transitional care.
Our clients include skilled nursing facilities, transitional care units, assisted living residences and continuing care retirement centers.
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When it became clear that weaning from the ventilator was going to be difficult and a long-term enterprise, alternative care plans were reviewed, and she was transferred to a transitional care site.
The Homecare Advantage location will allow Kindred to expand its service area and operations in the Los Angeles market, which currently includes one nursing and rehabilitation center, nine transitional care hospitals, one hospital-based sub-acute unit, three home healthcare locations and, through its RehabCare division, three hospital-based acute rehabilitation units.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kindred Healthcare has acquired an additional transitional care hospital (licensed as a long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital) operated by Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM) as well as disposed Kindred's additional LTAC hospital to Select.
Less intensive transitional care services are provided once the patient is medically stable but is still engaged in completing the detoxification program, with transitional care services to include tapering of medications, participating in group treatment, and working with discharge planners to establish continuity-of-care plans.

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