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Nursing Home

A state-licensed healthcare facility that is staffed with nurses around the clock and a physician on call, and which has approved procedures for maintaining medical records and administering medications. Rooms are often shared, and communal dining is common. Nursing homes may be freestanding Skilled Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Units in hospitals, or Intermediate Care Facilities.

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