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Care may refer to:

Social concepts

  • Child care, the act of caring for and supervising minor children
  • Day care, the care of a child during the day by a person other than the child's parents or legal guardians
  • Elderly care, the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens
  • Foster care, a system by which a certified, stand-in "parent(s)" cares for minor children or young people
  • Health care, the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered
    • Care of residents, care given to adults or children outside of the patient's home
    • Home care, health care or supportive care provided in the patient's home by healthcare professionals
    • Primary care, routine health care, usually the first provided a patient sees
    • Primary health care, a series of principles geared towards making health care available
  • Intensive-care medicine, provision of life support or organ support systems in patients who are critically ill
  • Managed care, a variety of techniques intended to reduce the cost of providing health benefits and improve the quality of care

Philosophy and science


Organizations and projects

People with the surname

Other uses

See also