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care for (someone or something)

1. To act as a caretaker for someone or something. We need to hire a nurse to care for grandpa when he gets out of the hospital. Judging by the overgrown weeds and broken shutters, no one has been caring for this house.
2. To have a strong feeling of love or affection for someone or something; to cherish someone or something. There is nothing I care for more than my children.
3. To like someone or something. Often used in the negative to mean the opposite. I know you don't care for asparagus, so I made string beans instead.
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care for someone or something

to take care of someone or something. Will you care for my cat while I am away? I would be happy to care for your child.
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care for someone

to feel tenderly toward someone; to love someone. I care for you a great deal, Walter. I care for you too, Alice.
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care for something

to like the taste of some kind of food or drink. (Usually used with a negative.) I don't care for sweet potatoes. I don't care for sweet desserts.
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care for

1. To like or love someone or something: I care for you very deeply.
2. To provide needed assistance or supervision to someone or something: The hospital hired more nurses to care for the sick. My sister cares for my dog when I'm out of town.
3. To like or have an attachment to someone or something. Usually used in the negative: I don't really care for strawberry ice cream.
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The 12-page publication will provide readers with current information and references on integrated care for people with serious and disabling chronic health conditions.
Perhaps a physician's performance should determine whether he or she should care for patients with a specific illness, rather than specialty training.
Earlier access to hospice care for people living with both cancer and non-cancerous diagnoses will bring superior end-of-life care to patients and their families and will improve cost effectiveness of hospice care, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
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Today's assisted living programs grew through a combination of seniors' housing and nursing care for which government payment programs generally did not exist.
Success in capitation requires the ability to effectively care for fairly large volumes of patients.
The eICU solution allows hospitals to leverage its intensivist resources to care for an even larger number of patients simultaneously.
Respiratory Therapists provide patient assessments and make clinical recommendations regarding the service needs and resident plan of care for the respiratory impaired residents to respective Physicians.
For starters, there are scattered experiments in integrating Medicare and Medicaid funding (along with some private pay) into unified capitation payments for long-term ca re-related services: the PACE (Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and social HMO demonstrations that are underway in various locations of the country.
Guidelines of care for common medical problems are developed.
Otherwise, says Willging, home care will be far more expensive than facility-based care for a very simple reason: Sending a nurse out to 100 different clients is more expensive than having 100 different clients in one place for the nurse.
The closest parallel in the United States is probably the PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) Medicaid waiver program that allows for the delivery of skilled nursing care in community settings.
My suggestion to the candidates is to restore to the American taxpayer the ability to provide health care for themselves without the penalty of taxation.
4 percent of families with children under the age of 6 had mothers employed full-time, it is time for the United States to provide high quality, publicly-supported child care for all working mothers.