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Nursing Homes

Description

A nursing home is a place for people who don't need to be in a hospital but can't be cared for at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day.

Some nursing homes are set up like a hospital. The staff provides medical care, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy. There might be a nurses' station on each floor. Other nursing homes try to be more like home. They try to have a neighborhood feel. Often, they don't have a fixed day-to-day schedule, and kitchens might be open to residents. Staff members are encouraged to develop relationships with residents.

Some nursing homes have special care units for people with serious memory problems such as Alzheimer's disease. Some will let couples live together. Nursing homes are not only for the elderly, but for anyone who requires 24-hour care.

NIH: National Institute on Aging

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Consumer Summary Archived May 30, 2017
Research Protocol February 16, 2017
Technical Brief Archived October 19, 2016
Technical Brief Archived May 27, 2016
Systematic Review Archived February 16, 2016
Research Protocol Archived July 30, 2015
Research Protocol Archived December 23, 2014
Research Protocol Archived November 19, 2014
Research Protocol Archived January 13, 2014
Systematic Review Archived November 5, 2013
Research Protocol Archived July 24, 2013