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 But many nursing home staff members and residents still have not received their first booster shot. Emily Hopkins, ProPublica, 21 Apr. 2022 But for now, officials are not considering mandating second booster shots for nursing home staff and other long-term care facility workers. Jenna Carlesso, courant.com, 1 Apr. 2022 So all nursing home staff have to be fully vexed by next. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 9 Mar. 2022 Maryland was ultimately in the minority of states, Close said, to put funeral directors and morticians in that top priority category with health-care workers, nursing home staff members and first responders. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 Nationwide, about 81% of nursing home staff members already were fully vaccinated as of earlier this month, ranging from a high of 98% in Rhode Island to a low of 67% in Missouri, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Fox News, 26 Jan. 2022 Nationwide, about 81% of nursing home staff members already were fully vaccinated as of earlier this month, ranging from a high of 98% in Rhode Island to a low of 67% in Missouri, according to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Heather Hollingsworth, chicagotribune.com, 26 Jan. 2022 As of early January, 83% of nursing home staff statewide were fully vaccinated, according to the association, while fewer than a third had booster shots. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 20 Jan. 2022 About 83 percent of nursing home staff members are fully vaccinated, according to federal data, but the highly contagious Omicron variant has sent the number of infections among staff and residents soaring. New York Times, 15 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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21 Jun 2022

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“Nursing home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursing%20home. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for nursing home

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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