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Generally, the nursing staff is more limited and there is a greater emphasis on providing living assistance - not nursing assistance.


Nursing home is a general term that is casually used for both skilled nursing facility and assisted living.

Nursing care and custodial care are different. BIL was recently released from skilled nursing care because it was just out of ICU. It was no longer useful for him to be in a hospital, but needed more than custodial care. My MIL is descending into dementia, but otherwise her health is good. She needs protective custodial care, but not nursing.
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