nursing home


nursing home
   an institution for geriatrics
   Literally, a hospital for any sick person:
    One very old man whittling away the end of his life in a Georgia nursing home. (King, 1996)

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  • nursing home — n a place where people who are old and ill can live and be looked after = ↑old people s home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nursing home — index asylum (hospital) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • nursing home — ► NOUN ▪ a small private institution for the elderly providing residential accommodation with health care …   English terms dictionary

  • nursing home — n. 1. a residence equipped and staffed to provide care for the infirm, chronically ill, disabled, etc. 2. Chiefly Brit. a small private hospital …   English World dictionary

  • Nursing home — Rest home for seniors in Český Těšín, Czech Republic A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing unit (SNU), care home, rest home, or old people s home[1] provides a type of care of residents: it is a place of residence for people who… …   Wikipedia

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  • Nursing home — A residential facility for persons with chronic illness or disability, particularly older people who have mobility and eating problems. Also called a convalescent home, long term care facility. * * * A convalescent home or private facility for… …   Medical dictionary

  • nursing home */ — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms nursing home : singular nursing home plural nursing homes an institution where old people live when they are too old or ill to look after themselves without help …   English dictionary


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