nursing home

noun

: 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 Gradually, other structures were added near it—a hospital, a nursing home and a school. Randy Mason, Kansas City Star, 27 Mar. 2024 Her lab deployed a fleet of Peppers into eight nursing homes in Minnesota in 2022. Stephanie H. Murray, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2024 Among the provisions in the bills, nursing home officials could not bar such poll workers from their facilities in the future, except during a public health emergency. Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2024 Then in 2019, Sanford Health — a not-for-profit, tax-exempt hospital system — acquired the nursing home. Harris Meyer, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 The Health Department also has received criticism in audits for having inadequate nursing home investigations. Sahana Jayaraman, The Arizona Republic, 19 Mar. 2024 Digitizing photographs and home videos is one way to preserve memorabilia without having to find places in a smaller house, apartment or nursing home room to store them. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2024 The practice dates to 1993, when Congress mandated that when Medicaid beneficiaries over age 55 have used long-term services, such as nursing homes or home care, states must try to recover those expenses from the beneficiaries’ estates after their deaths. Paula Span, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2024 Local nursing homes also began implementing Egg My Yard on their campuses, sending Friends of John Glenn photos of the senior residents collecting eggs, Harless said. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nursing home was in 1880

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“Nursing home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nursing%20home. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

nursing home

noun
: a privately operated establishment where personal or nursing care is provided for persons (as the aged) who are unable to care for themselves properly

Medical Definition

nursing home

noun
: 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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