nursing-home

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

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

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