Nursing homes provide 24-hour medical and personal care services. These facilities are best suited for seniors who cannot be cared for at home and require intensive medical attention. Nursing home residents are often recovering from injuries or managing chronic illness. These homes can also offer services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, memory therapy, speech therapy, and such. Unlike assisted living homes, nursing homes are well-equipped with medical resources such as oxygen tanks, dialysis machines, and electronic beds. Nursing homes are long-term care facilities and provide daily meals, medication monitoring, personal care, activities and social programs, and general maintenance such as laundry and housekeeping.