Definition of care home in English:

care home


  • A small institution providing accommodation and care for people who are unable to look after themselves.

    ‘Mrs Butler is the oldest resident at the care home, where the average age is 86’
    • ‘Elderly people living in care homes currently get to "keep" £17.50 for their own private use, and to pay for everyday items such as hairdressing, clothes, toiletries and family gifts.’
    • ‘Good care homes are full and bad ones have vacancies, allowing everyone to say there is spare capacity in the system.’
    • ‘Having a carer pop in to help them a couple of times a day is working fine at the moment but my mother-in-law occasionally mentions the idea that the two of them would be better off in one of the local care homes.’
    • ‘Most people in care homes do not pay all their own fees and do not qualify for the winter fuel payment.’
    • ‘Even if the local council pays some or all of the cost of your care, you still have some rights to choose your care home.’
    • ‘The night time rules will not apply to young workers in hospital, care homes, or cultural, artistic and sports activities.’
    • ‘My mother is 78 and lives in a care home.’
    • ‘They have tried in vain to find a respite place in a care home with suitable facilities.’
    • ‘She is in an assisted care home, having had lung surgery.’
    • ‘If care homes are going to survive they will have to provide quality, private facilities.’
    • ‘Nine years ago he entered a well-run local care home.’
    • ‘As soon as they'd given up the hope of finding my mother, I was immediately placed in a foster care home with the Walker's.’
    • ‘But finding a nice residential or nursing care home that will also take a husband and wife together is difficult.’
    • ‘She has been an inspector for Cleveleys Park for many years and she confirmed that the standard of the care home was satisfactory.’
    • ‘At the time he was living on the streets, having run away from his care home.’
    • ‘A care home is the obvious answer, but Martha's will states that if one of the sisters does not take her in, Pauline gets all the money.’
    • ‘Set that against the growth in the elderly population (the number requiring care homes is projected to double in 50 years) and it doesn't take a genius to see that there's a problem.’
    • ‘Many years ago, I accompanied a friend to visit her rather confused great-grandmother who had recently moved to a residential care home.’
    • ‘Pensioners living in care homes could lose part of their Pension Credit, under measures proposed by the Department of Health.’
    • ‘In this sense young people are victimised within and by a range of institutions which have a duty of care towards them, such as care homes, young offender institutions and the police.’