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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 new group home supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy which was released in June 2015.
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We also pledged to reduce the number of children in group homes, which required both legislative and policy changes, as well as a renewed commitment to recruit and retain foster parents.
The present study was conducted in a large network of group homes in Israel run by a nonprofit organization that currently operates 22 group homes caring for about 300 children at risk.
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A group of advocates is now calling on the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to pour resources into poor, black communities so that these neighborhoods can keep troubled youth within their fold, whether it is by developing more group homes and institutions or offering intensive support services in foster homes.
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This article reports the findings of a study on community opposition to group homes in Montreal, Canada.
In reply Robert Steinberg, assistant director of licensing and certification with the DHS, stated that while residents of group homes may not exercise their sexual rights, they are entitled to them, nonetheless.

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