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nursing home

noun

: a place where people who are old or who are unable to take care of themselves can live and be taken care of

Full Definition of NURSING HOME

:  a privately operated establishment providing maintenance and personal or nursing care for persons (as the aged or the chronically ill) who are unable to care for themselves properly

First Known Use of NURSING HOME

1896

nursing home

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NURSING HOME

:  a privately operated establishment where maintenance and personal or nursing care are provided for persons (as the aged or the chronically ill) who are unable to care for themselves properly—compare rest home

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