Definition of nursing home in English:

nursing home

noun

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

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

nursing home