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

The Trump administration was approving them for some other states, but Kansas already had tight rules for Medicaid eligibility, and almost all of the 400,000 people on the program were disabled, pregnant, children or nursing home residents. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Backed by three law firms, Amerigroup files formal protest of new KanCare contracts," 10 July 2018 Her research with nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s and other dementias has found that exposure to bright light in the morning improved scores on measures of sleep quality, behavior, and mood. Stacey Burling, Philly.com, "The era of circadian lighting in health care is dawning," 27 June 2018 Tamiflu can also be used to prevent infection in really vulnerable groups, such as young children and nursing home residents. NBC News, "New, fast-acting flu drug gets priority FDA review," 26 June 2018 Not all of the nursing home residents have Alzheimer’s. Robert Mccoppin, courant.com, "Music Can Call Back Loved Ones Lost In Alzheimer's Darkness," 22 June 2018 Other expenditures include $8 million for prisoner re-entry, $4 million to combat cancer and tens of millions of dollars more for nursing home residents, those with developmental disabilities and child-abuse victims. Elise Young, Bloomberg.com, "Murphy Says He’ll Veto New Jersey Budget If It Omits His Tax Increases," 18 June 2018 Not all of the nursing home residents have Alzheimer’s. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Music can call back loved ones lost in Alzheimer's darkness: 'So much we can do to improve quality of life'," 11 June 2018 College campuses, the child-welfare agency, safety-net hospitals, nursing home residents and programs for the disabled would be protected. Melinda Deslatte, The Seattle Times, "Louisiana senators advancing $29B budget without deep cuts," 2 June 2018 In March 2017, an Oregon City police officer, working with the California investigators, obtained a court order directing the nursing home resident, a 73-year-old man, to provide a DNA sample. Fox News, "'Golden State Killer' DNA search led to wrong man last year," 28 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nursing home.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of nursing home

1880, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nursing home

Share nursing home

Statistics for nursing home

Last Updated

17 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nursing home

The first known use of nursing home was in 1880

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for nursing home

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on nursing home

What made you want to look up nursing home? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!