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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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The budget for respite care this year is over PS2m, and is overspent by more than PS300,000.
States allow respite care to take a number of forms: informal help from family, friends, and neighbors, or formal respite care in or out of the user's home.
I would like to ask your readers to join us in calling for quality, choice and dignity in respite care for all and to support our vital work.
Care plans for people who use respite care will be completed this week.
Categories: October 22, 2010, Children with disabilities, Cooperative agreements, Databases, Elder care, Eligibility criteria, Eligibility determinations, Federal aid programs, Federal funds, Grant administration, Grants, Health care planning, Health care services, Lifespan Respite Care Program, Persons with disabilities, Program evaluation, State aid, State programs, Technical assistance, Training utilization
The findings of Meltzer and Johnson's study illustrate the importance of respite care provision in a therapeutic camp setting.
But after the state's latest round of budget cuts, the family's respite care hours were reduced to 50 and are expected to be eliminated altogether by Oct.
You need respite care to take a break from caring, so you can continue caring in the long run.
From next year the new facility will be known as the Jane Hodge Respite Care and Holiday Centre.
Mr Brennan also urged carers who have not applied to contact the department's Respite Care Grant Section.
tickets to a cultural or sporting event, along with an IOU for respite care.
The respite care program in Boston that was evaluated in the study has been in place since 1985, but its effectiveness has not yet been proven.