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group home

n.
A small supervised residential facility, as for mentally ill people or wards of the state, in which residents typically participate in daily tasks and are often free to come and go on a voluntary basis.

group home

A residence in the UK for a small group of vulnerable persons (e.g., mentally challenged or mentally ill) who share a common household. Group homes are normally unstaffed at night or have no formal staff on site, but if the health of one or more residents deteriorates, 24-hour staff attendance may be provided temporarily. Group homes may be managed by the NHS, by the local authority, or by voluntary or private agents.

in·ter·me·di·ate care fa·cil·i·ty

(ICF) (in'tĕr-mē'dē-ăt kār fă-sil'i-tē)
A residential option for patients who cannot live alone and also need more supervision than in-home services offer but who do not need the level of care found in skilled nursing facilities.
See: nursing facility
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The government is taking steps to ensure the safe and effective operation of group home facilities across the province.
The group home residents were kept in deplorable conditions, fed rotten food and made to sleep on the floor among rats, ticks and fleas and many of them were never allowed to leave the premises, Mr Murillo Karam told a news conference attended by top national investigators and Michoacan governor Salvador Jara.
When her mother -- a drug addict who served several stints in jail -- died seven years ago, Mata-Lemons said the group home staff wouldn't let her go the funeral because of lack of transportation.
The group home must also adopt emergency procedures which will be used in the event of an accident, illness, or severe weather while drivers are transporting the children.
At that time, we had far too many children in foster care, too many foster children in group homes and too few foster parents.
Evaluation of Transition Phase after Leaving the Group Home
He had become frustrated with the rigid routine at the group home and sought out assistance from the Easter Seals' supported living program.
After making it into a transitional group home, he was so unhappy he tried to run away.
Deuel, executive director of Jamal Place, a 10-bed group home in a three-flat on the West Side, said the agency has had difficulty adjusting to recent shifts in the population.
The article "Gina and the Group Home" (March 2002) should have been entitled "Gina and Her Family's Group Home.
Nineteen interviews were conducted with community residents, elected officials, and group home developers.
She had hidden herself away in the sleepy town of Lewiston, Maine, where she operated a small group home for developmentally disabled adults.

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