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nursing home

1. a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
2. Brit a private maternity home
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Nursing home

A building used for the lodging, boarding, and nursing care for patients of mental or physical incapacity who require care and related medical services less intense than those given in a hospital.
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nursing home

A building or part thereof used for the lodging, boarding, and nursing care, on a 24-hr basis, of four or more persons who, because of mental or physical incapacity, may be unable to provide for their own needs and safety without the assistance of another person; provides facilities and services primarily for in-patients who require nursing care and related medical services less intense than those given in a general hospital or an extended-care facility.
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It was determined that a sample size of 20 rest homes and 20 hospitals had more than 80 percent power within each setting at a 0.05 level of significance, to show that a correlation of 0.6 was different from a correlation of 0, and a correlation of 0.7 was different from a correlation of 0.2.
The rest home project was approved by local civil affairs authorities in late 2010.
We reasoned that a shorter time period would possibly bring out some of stress of living in a custodial setting, which could diminish with adjustment over a longer period of living in a rest home. We reclassified the criterion for a long time of stay from 3,493 days to 1,200 days and this resulted in a sample half the size of the original one.
Mr Humphreys, who had been accompanied to hospital by support worker Damien Martin, returned to Copper Beech Rest Home the same day where he was put on "suicide watch".
In summary, this study has demonstrated that around 50% of elderly rest home residents would agree to a trial of hip protectors in order to prevent hip fracture and that one-third of women agreeing to do so and fitted with the protectors (19% overall) would continue to use them for a period of 3 months.
Jerry Avorn and his colleagues of Harvard Medical School in Boston surveyed a random sample of 55 rest homes in Massachusetts.
SOWING THE SEEDS OF SUMMER...Mount Nod Primary School pupils (left, from left) Nathanael Harding, aged eight, Grace Russell, eight, and Zachary Birch, nine, creating hanging baskets at St Jude's REst Home.
Gladys Gumm suffered from dementia and was helped with her feeding by staff at The Pines rest home in Ashington.
One of Mildred's several nieces said she gave up a flat to move to the rest home only about three or four years a go.
The calm is disturbed when an evil Egyptian mummy rises from the dead, intent on sucking out the souls of the rest home's residents.
The Scots GMTV presenter interviewed the heavily disguised pair by video link - supposedly to a Southend rest home.
Singing standards isn't just for Liza Minnelli (and the men who look like her) anymore, and karaoke machines aren't just for Tokyo families and rest home retirees.