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 units with on-site parking and laundry will include health services, meals and light housekeeping provided by the health department. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2020 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, 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,, 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, 7 Jan. 2020 Five days a week, an aide comes to help him with personal care and some light housekeeping and cooking. Jeanne Houck,, 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, 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, 10 June 2019 Home Care Aide/Attendant An individual who helps with bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, and light housekeeping. Aarp,, 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of light housekeeping

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of light housekeeping was in 1872

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“Light housekeeping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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