|MadSci Network: Medicine|
Hi Rufus, Here's what I found out about custodial care. Custodial care is the care of bedridden patients who require nurses around the clock. The nurses perform daily living services in addition to their nursing services. Thus if nursing care includes bathing and feeding the patient, as well as taking the vital signs, and administering medications, the nurse is performing "custodial care". I got this information off of the following website: http://www.abew.com/reimbursement.htm I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. -Sarah Tegen
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