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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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Group homes are an important part of the justice system, so we are pleased that the Government of Alberta is taking steps to improve them.
There are two main forms of group care -- residential treatment centers like Children's Village which accommodate children with serious emotional or behavioral problems, and group homes housing other children for whom no foster family can be found.
NLC is seeking this clarification due to federal court decisions which have ruled that group homes housing youth who are under juvenile detention and under 18 with institutional guardians are equivalent to a family and must be accorded familial status protections under federal fair housing laws.
A group home can operate with just a state license if six residents or fewer are living at the home and medical and psychological services are not being provided.
In addition to numerous audit findings, Casey's audit report offers 47 recommendations to improve the Ridge administration's oversight of group homes and, ultimately, the quality of care provided to group home residents across Pennsylvania.
Clark asked the Subcommittee's members to "try to emphatize with me for a moment about the anguish I feel when, as a local legislator, I can't have input in a matter so central to families and communities as the siting of group homes.
Fitch expects BCC's operating performance to improve from current levels as occupancy at the West Virginia residential group homes is expected to reach 95% within 90 days.
County officials and child advocates acknowledge that reforms are needed to overhaul the way the county contracts with group homes and the foster family agencies that recruit foster parents and oversee children's care.
Since the 1970s, group homes have been an increasingly popular way to provide housing and support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The amended rules implement requirements that protect children's funds and personal property, require that group homes comply with the Smoke Free Illinois Act and other safety legislation, and clarify language that protects and supervises 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.
Angela's House, which operates group homes for medically frail children with severe disabilities, is using the LIREG donation to fund initial construction of a group home in Stony Brook, it's third facility.

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