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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Those with more complex health conditions reside in nursing homes that have more specialized medical professionals. Esther Fung, WSJ, "Baby Boomers Are Living at Home. That’s Bad News for Senior-Housing Developers.," 30 Oct. 2018 Retama Manor Nursing Center is a medium-sized for-profit nursing home with 94 beds, according to the police department. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "5 members of same family dead in Texas shootings at home, nursing home in murder-suicide, police say," 29 July 2018 The Presbyterian Home needed to sell the land to support its mission in building a new nursing home facility in Harford County, said Joe Slovick III, who as chairman of Presbyterian Home’s board currently controls the property. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Widespread support, a couple passionate detractors at Bosley Estates public meeting," 12 July 2018 When nursing homes are short of staff, nurses and aides scramble to deliver meals, ferry bedbound residents to the bathroom and answer calls for pain medication. Jordan Rau, sandiegouniontribune.com, "‘It’s almost like a ghost town.’ Most nursing homes overstated staffing for years," 11 July 2018 When nursing homes are short of staff, nurses and aides scramble to deliver meals, ferry bedbound residents to the bathroom and answer calls for pain medication. Jordan Rau, New York Times, "‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years," 7 July 2018 My son's group home closed in August 2017 and mother's nursing home closed in November 2017. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 2 July 2018 Richard Starry then fatally shot himself inside the nursing home, located roughly 20 miles from Corpus Christi and two hours south of San Antonio. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "5 members of same family dead in Texas shootings at home, nursing home in murder-suicide, police say," 29 July 2018 The dogs serve as therapy animals, visiting nursing homes, schools, libraries and hospice patients. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Dogs can read your face - and behave differently when you're upset, scientists say," 21 June 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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