Convalescent Homes

Facilities specializing in the care of people recovering health and strength after illness or injury, but typically not in need of active medical treatment. Physical therapy, dispensing of medicines, and other services may be provided. They are typically arranged like a group home rather than like a hospital ward.

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Facilities specializing in the care of people recovering health and strength after illness or injury, but typically not in need of active medical treatment. Physical therapy, dispensing of medicines, and other services may be provided. They are typically arranged like a group home rather than like a hospital ward.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312217. The J. Paul Getty Trust.