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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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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.
Over the years social workers have had firsthand experience with community opposition to group homes. Community opposition usually manifested itself during the early stages of implementing a group home.
In outlining the problems faced by cities, Don Borut said, "Cities have sought guidance since 1993 from Justice and HUD on the siting of group homes. Due to ambiguities in fair housing law and inconsistent fair housing decisions in the federal circuit courts, cities have experienced confusion at a minimum, and have gone to court far too olden to resolve issues related to the siting of group homes.
Despite extensive community opposition and insufficient judicial enforcement, group homes for former alcohol abusers and drug addicts should be accepted in single-family residential areas and should be accommodated by local zoning laws.
This new group home supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy by creating residential services for people with disabilities.
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Each group home will contain eight individual living areas in addition to a laundry facility, community room, kitchen and handicap accessible bathrooms.
Widespread abuse stemming from unsupervised foster group homes was just one of many issues brought by lawyers suing the state, but it was the only one the appeals court alluded to when allowing Jack to appoint the special masters, at Texas' expense.
The nonprofit Pacific Northwest Adult & Teen Challenge operates the Christian-oriented group home for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse and their children.
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, recently proposed a bill that would cut off federal funding for long-term placements in group homes.
(6,7) Mentally ill adults residing in group homes are faced with additional conditions, including budgetary restrictions and lack of pertinent information, which exacerbate risk and impede diabetes care and outcomes.