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1. a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
2. Brit a private maternity home
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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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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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