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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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Decisions about diversifying into subacute care may be affected by ownership status if ownership has a bearing on the firm's objectives.
National subacute organizations such as the American Subacute Care Association (ASCA) and the International Subacute Care Association were actively promoting subacute care, sponsoring seminars for providers, and acting as resources to various government health agencies who were interested in reaming more about subacute care.
Subacute care is generally more intensive than traditional nursing facility care and less intensive than acute inpatient care.
For more information, call SubAcute Care of America at (619)640-8080.
Peck: Might some subacute care facilities have an "out" in finding non-Medicare business that might reward them more substantially?
Who: Contemporary Long Term Care and the National Subacute Care Association
These services include long-term, skilled nursing, and subacute care, long term acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, and hospice care.
But the challenges of preventing and treating such wounds mount in subacute care settings.
One option is for MCOs to utilize assisted living as a lower-cost alternative for certain types of elder care, similar to how they have used subacute care in the acute care environment to produce significant reductions in inpatient hospital utilization.
Would we, as nursing home operators, ever stand for having the hospital or subacute care industry propose standards and regulations for us?

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