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shut-in

(shŭt′ĭn′)
n.
A person confined indoors by illness or disability.
adj. (shŭt-ĭn′)
1. Confined to a home or hospital, as by illness.
2. Disposed to avoid social contact; excessively withdrawn or introverted.
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Many visitors who had not been to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park for decades came back to see it now.
Four days after a thief stole the bicycle trailer Arthur Alcorn uses to deliver Meals on Wheels most weekdays to nearly two dozen elderly shut-ins, the 69-year-old volunteer will be back on his familiar route today.
Those who can differentiate their services, by managing coordinated specialty care and community assistance for elderly shut-ins, for example, will stand out in the marketplace.
So Broad and Dowd started a care companion program, matching active members of the congregation with shut-ins for regular visits and to develop a friendship.
He's developing a home-care chronic disease management project providing distant electronic surveillance for sickly shut-ins.
Small structures, considered to be stromatolites, similar to the laminar and small domal stromatolite Ozarkcollenia, occur in ferruginous Mesoproterozoic bedded tufts of the Cope Hollow Formation near Johnson's Shut-ins, Reynolds County, Mo.
Production was lower due to planned maintenance shut-ins of several fields, technical problems and a strike, according to the agency.
Caption: Arnold Jacobs, owner of Two Turtle fine art gallery at Six Nations, stands in front of a mural he painted for shut-ins.
While mental illness may drive some of Japan's shut-ins into a reclusive state, experts assert that most of them retreat without showing any signs of psychiatric problems.
And in Santa Ana, California, kids will decorate place mats for elderly shut-ins.
Senior citizens living in the downtown area are also served by the center, and a parish nurse team visits elderly shut-ins to attend to their medical and emotional needs.