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

Examples of nursing home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Federal officials say readmission rates show whether a hospital is doing a good job of preventing complications, providing clear discharge instructions to patients, and safely transitioning them to their homes or nursing homes. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Five San Antonio hospitals hit with federal penalties for patient complications, readmissions," 4 Feb. 2020 Dapper, sharp-minded and generous in conversation, Sergio is immediately popular at the San Francisco nursing home. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Mole Agent': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 27 Jan. 2020 The paramedics hand over a thick packet of paperwork from his nursing home and walk away. Gina Siddiqui, New York Times, "A Doctor’s Diary: The Overnight Shift in the E.R.," 16 Dec. 2019 Workers renovating a room for a new resident at a nursing home discovered racy paintings dating back to World War II beneath the wallpaper. Fox News, "WWII-era racy paintings discovered at English nursing home," 18 Oct. 2019 NSDA Architects In 2009, a nursing home opened in Weesp, Netherlands, not far from Amsterdam, that was unlike any other in the world. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, "The new senior housing, from “dementia villages” to Margaritavilles," 12 Jan. 2020 The number of deaths at nursing homes also declined. Jen Christensen, CNN, "More people in the US are dying at home than at the hospital," 11 Dec. 2019 Create handmade items for local people in need at nursing homes, a cancer treatment center, and a soup kitchen, to name a few. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 6 Dec. 2019 Tabitha had worked a long shift as a nurse’s aide at a nursing home and got home well after midnight. cincinnati.com, "Hidden in plain sight," 5 Dec. 2019

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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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7 Feb 2020

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“Nursing home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursing%20home. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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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

noun

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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