NURSING HOMES are residential facilities that provide 24 hour supervision by licensed nurses. This care must be prescribed by a physician. Emphasis is on medical care, supplemented by physical, occupational, speech and other types of therapies. Personal care services, such as help with meals, bathing, dressing and grooming, are also provided along with social services, religious services, and recreational activities. A nursing facility offers care for individuals suffering from chronic diseases or conditions that do not require the constant attention of physicians. Services are provided which address the individual's personal care and social emotional needs. Nursing homes are licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing, telephone 609-633-9042. To obtain lists of nursing homes, deficiency reports on individual nursing homes, and to make a complaint about a nursing home call 1-800-792-9770 or (out of state) 609-633-9051.