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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The last resident moved out of the nursing home at 16th Avenue and East Yesler Way on Thursday. Glenn Nelson, The Seattle Times, "Battle for ‘soul’ of Seattle’s Japanese American community as Keiro Northwest nursing home closes," 16 Sep. 2019 My mother worked as a cook at the local nursing home in a small town. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: How many summers do you have with your children? Is it ever enough?," 15 Sep. 2019 The Lions do a lot of team bonding at some fun venues in South Florida and do some charity visits to local nursing homes in the community. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, "Lauderhill Lions cheerleaders program looking to continue success on and off the field," 22 Aug. 2019 The camp runs on Red Bull and soda — with ice courtesy of a local nursing home. Campbell Robertson, New York Times, "Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.," 19 Aug. 2019 Stuck doing repo for a rent-to-own store, the pals pursue such absurd side hustles as selling black-market Viagra at nursing homes. Judy Berman, Time, "This Late-Night Comedy Duo Created Two of the Summer's Funniest New Shows," 18 July 2019 Now Pearl’s Memory Babies is a nonprofit group that has donated more than 300 dolls to seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia at nursing homes throughout western Kentucky and southern Indiana since February 2018. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "‘The doll became real before our eyes’: This group delivers baby dolls to Alzheimer’s patients.," 1 July 2019 At the time my daughter was two years old, my mom got sick and went into a nursing home. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "New preschool brings little kids and seniors together at Oak Park Arms," 7 Sep. 2019 Medicare only pays for long-term care in a nursing home (not assisted living or home care), and only up to a maximum of 100 days, in some cases even less. Mort Mazor, sun-sentinel.com, "Facing life care reality | Opinion," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nursing home

1880, in the meaning defined above

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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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