Definition of nursing home in English:

nursing home

noun

  • A small private institution providing residential accommodation with health care, especially for elderly people.

    • ‘In many instances, these become even higher than in average private hospitals and nursing homes.’
    • ‘Residential and nursing homes provide an essential contribution towards the care of people with dementia.’
    • ‘Indeed, many aspects of preventing and managing infection in nursing homes embrace good geriatric medicine.’
    • ‘Many people with dementia end up being looked after in nursing homes and long stay wards.’
    • ‘The patient was discharged to the nursing home under the care of the palliative care team.’
    • ‘How many of your readers would choose to live in residential care or nursing homes if there was full support in the community?’
    • ‘Private nursing homes are not the only places where our elderly are neglected.’
    • ‘He said he has had nursing experience at a nursing home for the elderly in Portlaoise.’
    • ‘Most of the dentist's business comes from residential and nursing homes.’
    • ‘We analysed the proportions admitted to nursing homes or residential homes by using the test.’
    • ‘There are sometimes outbreaks in schools and residential or nursing homes.’
    • ‘Doctors, private hospitals and nursing homes would pay premiums to the government fund.’
    • ‘They thus become nursing homes rather than hospitals, so that many patients cannot be safely discharged to them.’
    • ‘Further studies are needed to determine the best strategy for flu chemoprophylaxis in nursing homes.’
    • ‘The situation in relation to MRSA in nursing homes and hospitals is still under control, however.’
    • ‘The number of places in private nursing homes mushroomed while the number of NHS long stay beds plummeted.’
    • ‘No targets were available for admissions to geriatric specialties or for numbers of beds in private nursing homes.’
    • ‘Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among residents of nursing homes.’
    • ‘Hospitals also differ in the availability of places for people to be discharged to, such as nursing homes or hospices.’
    • ‘Many cannot be discharged because local authorities do not have the cash to buy ongoing care in residential or nursing homes.’
    infirmary, clinic, sickbay, sickroom, medical centre, hospital, hospice, convalescent home, rest home
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Pronunciation

nursing home