nursing home


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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Hurricane Maria also caused the longest blackout in U.S. history, leaving the entire island of 3.3 million people without power, including those in hospitals and nursing homes who relied on respirators. Fox News, "In Florida battleground, Puerto Ricans fleeing Maria's destruction reshape electoral landscape," 28 June 2018 This infrastructure includes hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes, and dialysis centers, along with health care distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. Nicolette Louissaint, STAT, "Congress needs to back legislation supporting disaster preparedness," 15 June 2018 Public health efforts have focused on MRSA's spread in hospitals and nursing homes, and infection-control campaigns have been credited for recent drops in MRSA infections at health care facilities. NBC News, "Superbug infections rising among injection drug users," 8 June 2018 New York was the first State in 1964 to establish the State government power to determine whether there was a need for any new hospital or nursing home., "Healthcare regulation, too much and often wrong," 4 June 2018 The most dangerous pathogens were multidrug-resistant bacteria that pose a particular threat in hospitals, nursing homes, and among patients who need medical devices such as ventilators and blood catheters. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Partnership based at BU gets $50m to help fight drug-resistant superbugs," 22 May 2018 The Berea Veterans Outreach Office conducts the pinnings at area assisted living and nursing homes. Linda G. Kramer,, "Outreach Office honors veterans at Generations Senior Living: Community Voices," 14 May 2018 This marks Meghan’s second public appearance of the week, following her solo engagement at Brinsworth House nursing home yesterday, which is supported by Royal Variety Charity, one of the Queen’s patronages. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Just Stunned in a Black Sheer Dress at the Queen’s Christmas Luncheon," 19 Dec. 2018 Two elderly German men escaped the confines of their nursing home on Friday to attend Wacken Open Air, police said. Fox News Staff, Fox News, "All eyes on Ohio's special election," 6 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of nursing home

1880, in the meaning defined above

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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

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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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