Definition of nursing home in English:

nursing home


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

    • ‘There are sometimes outbreaks in schools and residential or nursing homes.’
    • ‘No targets were available for admissions to geriatric specialties or for numbers of beds in private nursing homes.’
    • ‘He said he has had nursing experience at a nursing home for the elderly in Portlaoise.’
    • ‘We analysed the proportions admitted to nursing homes or residential homes by using the test.’
    • ‘Doctors, private hospitals and nursing homes would pay premiums to the government fund.’
    • ‘The patient was discharged to the nursing home under the care of the palliative care team.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Indeed, many aspects of preventing and managing infection in nursing homes embrace good geriatric medicine.’
    • ‘They thus become nursing homes rather than hospitals, so that many patients cannot be safely discharged to them.’
    • ‘Many people with dementia end up being looked after in nursing homes and long stay wards.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Private nursing homes are not the only places where our elderly are neglected.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Further studies are needed to determine the best strategy for flu chemoprophylaxis in nursing homes.’
    • ‘Influenza is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among residents of nursing homes.’
    • ‘Most of the dentist's business comes from residential and nursing homes.’
    • ‘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, nursing home, convalescent home, rest home
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nursing home

/ˈnərsiNG ˌhōm/