Entry from British & World English dictionary
A small institution providing accommodation and care for people who are unable to look after themselves: Mrs Butler is the oldest resident at the care home, where the average age is 86
More example sentences
- They have tried in vain to find a respite place in a care home with suitable facilities.
- Many years ago, I accompanied a friend to visit her rather confused great-grandmother who had recently moved to a residential care home.
- Pensioners living in care homes could lose part of their Pension Credit, under measures proposed by the Department of Health.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: care home
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.