Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also care in the community)
Definition of community care in English:
Long-term care for people who are mentally ill, elderly, or disabled which is provided within the community rather than in hospitals or institutions, especially as implemented in the UK under the National Health Service and Community Care Act of 1990.
- He wants to see more emphasis given to the role of primary and community care, rather than over-reliance on hospitals.
- Physiotherapists may work in hospitals, private practices or social services, for example, providing care in the community for elderly people.
- They feel it would be better receiving in-patient care rather than community care because of the poor mental health they are experiencing.
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