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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A private establishment that provides living quarters and care for the elderly or the chronically ill.

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  • n. A place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living, such as the elderly and younger adults with physical disabilities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an institution where people are cared for

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