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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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