I'm reading The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett. One character's husband is suffering from Parkinson's disease and:
"She pictured herself leaving, handing his care over to a nurse of whom they could expect no more than a distant, anonymous kindness; leaving him in a hospital somewhere, reassuring herself with that terrible euphemism ‘home’."
I don't understand what "reassuring herself with that terrible euphemism ‘home’ " means. The dictionary says that euphemism is "a mild, indirect, or vague term for one that is considered harsh, blunt, or offensive." But in this sentence, is "home" a mild term for hospital or what? Does this mean that she's trying to lie to herself that hospital can also be a home? Can anybody explain its meaning for me?