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nursing home

noun
1.
a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
2.
Chiefly British. a small private hospital; a small hospital owned by one person or a group of individuals and supported solely by the fees of patients.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples for nursing home
  • He went on to code a bot that mapped obstacles in a nursing home and then alerted its elderly user to dangers.
  • nursing home care is also starting to grow pretty rapidly as well.
  • Donate any flowers you do use to a nursing home or hospital after the party.
  • She died in a nursing home one month short of ninety-one.
  • In the nursing home, in a wicker wheelchair, he talked compulsively despite the ongoing strangulation of his voice box.
  • He's been in a nursing home for five years now, since illness made it impossible for him to remain at home with his parents.
  • She lives not in a nursing home but in a house on grounds that her family owns.
  • Eventually, discharged to a nursing home for physical therapy.
  • There should be enough left to keep them going until a nursing home becomes necessary.
  • Working in a nursing home takes understanding and patients.
British Dictionary definitions for nursing home

nursing home

noun
1.
a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
2.
(Brit) a private maternity home
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nursing home in Medicine

nursing home n.
A private establishment that provides living quarters and care for the elderly or the chronically ill.

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