Nursing Home

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Nursing Home

A residential center for persons who are unable to accomplish some or all activities for daily living. Most residents of nursing homes are elderly or disabled. Many residents in the United States receive government health care aid such as Medicare or Medicaid. Nursing homes are heavily regulated because of their sensitive nature, especially if they accept government money.
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Rigorous round-the-clock facility use is the maintenance challenge of healthcare facilities--be it hospital, clinic, nursing home or other extended-care facility.
the concept of a gift shop in any type of extended-care facility has always been one that raises more questions than answers.

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