a nursing home

A "nursing home" is a special place where people who can't take care of themselves live. In a nursing home, there are employees who may do some of these services:

  • give you medicine
  • help you stand up or get into a wheelchair to move around
  • bring you meals
  • help you if you fall down and hurt yourself
  • help to dress or bathe you

Most commonly, very old people live in nursing homes. Sometimes people with extreme disabilities also need to live in a nursing home.

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