group home


Definition of group home

: a residence for persons requiring care or supervision

Examples of group home in a Sentence

a group home for young adults with disabilities

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Two women were arrested on suspicion of abusing and leaving adults with disabilities alone in an unlicensed group home care facility in El Mirage, according to Maricopa County court records. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "2 suspected of abusing disabled adults in El Mirage unlicensed care facility," 2 July 2018 The idea was to give disabled people — in this case, residents of Prime Care group homes — a little taste of pro baseball. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "Disabled Fans Sample Some On-Field Play With The New Britain Bees," 10 May 2018 Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, said a strike could have a devastating impact on the residents of the group homes. Daniela Altimari,, "Workers Who Care For Disabled Clients Across The State Will Strike On May 7," 26 Apr. 2018 The moves also are part of a state effort to dramatically decrease the number of disabled Floridians who live in large, segregated institutions, instead of group homes or other community settings, as federal law now encourages. Carol Marbin Miller Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "Beset by rapes, rats, scalding, Florida home for disabled home could lose license | Miami Herald," 26 Apr. 2018 Marilyn is at the group home two or three hours in the late morning and three to four hours at suppertime and evening. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What about the self-care for the caregiver?," 12 Feb. 2018 Its prices are less than those of hotels, but more than rooms in traditional group homes. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco mansion joins Roam’s stable of co-living hotels," 27 Apr. 2018 Moughni said Deliz had escaped from a group home showing signs of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and was admitted into the hospital for not taking his medication. Omar Abdel-baqui, USA TODAY, "Muslim woman sues hospital after patient attacks her in emergency room," 3 Apr. 2018 That’s one of the major conclusions in a new report issued by AI Now, a research group home to employees from tech companies like Microsoft and Google and affiliated with New York University. James Vincent, The Verge, "When algorithms go wrong we need more power to fight back, say AI researchers," 8 Dec. 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of group home

US : a place where people who need special care or attention live together in a group

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Medical Definition of group home

: a residence for persons (as developmentally disabled individuals or foster children) requiring care, assistance, or supervision

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