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care home Line breaks: care home

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Definition of care home in English:

noun

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.

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