Nursing homes provide inpatient nursing, rehabilitation, and
health-related personal care to those who need continuous
nursing care, but do not require hospital services.
Nursing aides provide the vast majority of direct care.
Other facilities, such as convalescent homes, help patients who
need less assistance.
Residential care facilities provide around-the-clock social
and personal care to children, the elderly, and others who have
limited ability to care for themselves.
Workers care for residents of assisted-living facilities,
alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers, group homes, and
Nursing and medical care, however, are not the main
functions of establishments providing residential care, as they
are in nursing homes.
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