If you have an illness or disability that does not require admission to hospital, you will probably be cared for at home by a partner, close friend, or relative. Helping you with daily tasks, such as washing and dressing, does not necessarily require particular nursing skills. However, if you are very disabled, these tasks may require extra time and patience.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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