What is another word for nursing home?

71 synonyms found


[ nˈɜːsɪŋ hˈə͡ʊm], [ nˈɜːsɪŋ hˈə‍ʊm], [ n_ˈɜː_s_ɪ_ŋ h_ˈəʊ_m]

Nursing homes are known by different names, including skilled nursing facilities, convalescent homes, rest homes, and elder care homes. These terms are used interchangeably to describe long-term care facilities that provide medical and personal care to individuals who need assistance with daily activities. Similar to nursing homes, assisted living facilities provide a range of services that assist residents with daily living needs but do not require around-the-clock medical care. Residential care homes and adult foster homes are smaller, family-style homes that provide care to seniors in a home-like setting. All these facilities provide safe, comfortable, and respectful environments where seniors can receive quality care and enjoy meaningful relationships.

How to use "Nursing home" in context?

A nursing home is a facility that provides long-term care for the elderly. Nursing homes vary in the level of care they offer, but all traditional nursing homes provide residents with a variety of medical and surgical services, personal care, food, and a comfortable environment.

In the United States, nursing homes are usually funded by the government as part of the health care system. A wide variety of nursing home residents reside in these facilities. Some residents are elderly individuals who need care for only a short time while others may have long-term needs. Regardless of the resident's length of stay, all nursing home residents receive the same level of care and attention.

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