light housekeeping


Definition of light housekeeping

1 : domestic work restricted to the less laborious duties
2 : housekeeping in quarters with limited facilities for cooking

Examples of light housekeeping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The respite time can be used for nonmedical services, such as grocery shopping, cooking, toileting, exercise, dressing, grooming and light housekeeping. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Respite care program launches for caregivers of military veterans in San Diego, Riverside counties," 18 Aug. 2020 Clients are usually elderly or those with health problems that make daily activities — bathing, dressing, using the toilet — difficult. Personal caregivers may also prepare meals, do light housekeeping and remind clients to take their medications. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "The coronavirus turns San Antonio teen into a home health aide — and an ‘invisible’ hero," 10 July 2020 Home care attendants provide a wide variety of services, including help with bathing, eating and grooming; light housekeeping, physical therapy and companionship. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Have you hired a home health aide? We want to hear from you: Calling All Readers," 7 Jan. 2020 Five days a week, an aide comes to help him with personal care and some light housekeeping and cooking. Jeanne Houck,, "Oakley resident born with rickets needs new wheelchair to remain independent," 12 Dec. 2019 In 2018, Genworth, which sells long-term care insurance, estimated the average monthly costs for homemaker services — light housekeeping, meal preparation and running errands — at more than $4,000. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Surprising out-of-pocket costs for caregivers," 8 Oct. 2019 Services include laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, as well as help with feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing among others. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, "Comings & Goings: U.S. Bank closing local branches," 10 June 2019 Home Care Aide/Attendant An individual who helps with bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, and light housekeeping. Aarp,, "What you need to know: A glossary of caregiving terms," 1 May 2018 Personal Care Specialists to meet the care needs of the patient including bathing, dressing, feeding, range of motion, light housekeeping duties and errands. Hospice Cincinnati,, "Hospice care: Where does it take place?," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of light housekeeping

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Light housekeeping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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