nursing home


noun

a private residential institution equipped to care for persons unable to look after themselves, as the aged or chronically ill.
Chiefly British. a small private hospital; a small hospital owned by one person or a group of individuals and supported solely by the fees of patients.

Origin of nursing home

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for nursing home

nursing home

noun

a private hospital or residence staffed and equipped to care for aged or infirm persons
British a private maternity home

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Medicine definitions for nursing home

nursing home

n.

skilled nursing facility

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