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Re: In reference to medical treatment what is custodial care?

Date: Tue Jun 5 18:45:58 2001
Posted By: Sarah Tegen, Grad student, Molecular and Cell Biology, UC-Berkeley
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 974996908.Me

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:

I hope this answers your question.  Please let me know if I can be of any 
further assistance.

-Sarah Tegen

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