community care

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community care
 
n
1.  help available to persons living in their own homes, rather than services provided in residential institutions
2.  the policy of transferring responsibility for people in need from large, often isolated, state institutions to their relatives and local welfare agencies

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Main Entry:  community care
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an institution offering long-term health, recreational, and social care for the disabled, elderly, or ill
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