Nursing Homes

Long-term residential care facilities providing as their primary and predominant function round-the-clock skilled nursing care for the elderly or chronically ill. Distinguished from "rest homes" which have less emphasis on comprehensive nursing care and are residential, rather than institutional, environments.

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3019
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nursing homes
nursing home
homes, nursing
verpleeghuizen Dutch
verpleeghuis Dutch
verpleeginrichtingen Dutch
verpleegoorden Dutch
verplegingsinrichtingen Dutch
hospicio para ancianos Spanish
hospicios para ancianos Spanish

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Long-term residential care facilities providing as their primary and predominant function round-the-clock skilled nursing care for the elderly or chronically ill. Distinguished from "rest homes" which have less emphasis on comprehensive nursing care and are residential, rather than institutional, environments.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006709. The J. Paul Getty Trust.