light housekeeping


Definition of light housekeeping

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

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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 Faith in Action provides free transportation to medical appointments, prescription pick-up, light housekeeping, errands and therapy dog visits for elderly and disabled Medina County residents. Ann Norman,, "Medina Community news: Dancing with the Medina Stars, Nature Art Fest, Conversations on Race, Senior Day, student loan debt program," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of light housekeeping

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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