Meaning of nursing home

nurs'ing home"

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