noun[mass noun] North American
The care of elderly people who are unable to look after themselves.
- Total time spent providing eldercare represents the summation of time spent providing personal care and time spent providing other care.
- Women are incredibly disadvantaged when they perform traditionally female work - childcare, housework, eldercare - unpaid within families.
- Furthermore, the type of eldercare generally needed includes hands-on tasks such as providing transportation and going shopping rather than assisting with financial needs that might be more readily handled remotely.
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