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What’s the Difference Between an Assisted Living Facility and a Nursing Home?

The biggest difference between an assisted living facility and a nursing home is that an assisted living facility provides personal care in a social setting that feels more like a home. Nursing homes are in a clinical setting and focus more on providing needed medical care. Though nursing homes do provide personal care and a social atmosphere for its residence, it does not provide the independence that one can experience while living in an assisted living facility.

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