nursing home

noun

Definition of nursing home

: a public or private residential facility providing a high level of long-term personal or nursing care for persons (such as the aged or the chronically ill) who are unable to care for themselves properly

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And the country’s Paro robot, a therapeutic bot that mimics a baby harp seal, is used in nursing homes to engage and entertain dementia patients. James Vincent, The Verge, "Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved," 20 Dec. 2018 Taylor said there also are other notable legal challenges, including housing, health care access and discrimination in nursing homes. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "LGBT community sees progress, challenges," 22 June 2018 Since Nuedexta came on the market in 2011, Avanir has generated millions of dollars in annual sales from prescriptions of the drug in nursing homes. Blake Ellis And Melanie Hicken, CNN, "Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderly," 4 June 2018 At least six states — Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Washington, Illinois and Maryland — have passed laws allowing some form of surveillance in nursing homes. NBC News, "States loan out secret cameras amid concerns about elder abuse," 3 June 2018 Supporters also say the cameras can act as a deterrent to neglect or abuse in nursing homes. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "New law OKs 'granny cams' in Louisiana nursing homes," 1 June 2018 But heading into a new storm season, the state has enacted only a few changes — the largest aimed at protecting seniors in nursing homes. Joe Reedy, BostonGlobe.com, "Florida officials make few changes for upcoming storm season," 1 June 2018 Providing these services reduces days in the hospital, reduces emergency room visits, and reduces days spent in nursing homes. Antoinette Kraus, Philly.com, "Philly's heroin camps illustrate how housing instability hurts health," 29 May 2018 Fishburn said the Police Department also tries to send detectives to speak in nursing homes and assisted living facilities about the many scams. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Lorain County community officials comment on increased carjackings and phone scams," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nursing home

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nursing home was in 1880

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nursing home

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nursing home

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

nursing home

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Medical Definition of nursing home

: a public or private residential facility providing a high level of long-term personal and nursing care for persons (such as the aged or the chronically ill) who are unable to care for themselves properly

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