rest home

noun

: an establishment that provides housing and general care for the aged or the convalescent

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And Tom Steward is highly agitated as Jeremy, a lonely New Mexican who’s in over his head as the rest home’s manager. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2022 Magnolia Street is blocked off once a year for a party and Mangold always came, either from the rest home in Berkeley or in El Cerrito. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 July 2022 Tanaka had survived colorectal cancer and was living in a rest home. NBC News, 25 Apr. 2022 The title sleuth is a delightful 83-year-old widower enlisted by a private detective to go undercover in a rest home to find out if a client’s mother is being mistreated. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Mar. 2021 Dora was having a hard time dealing with the loneliness of sheltering at home during the pandemic and not being able to visit her husband, who is in a rest home. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Aug. 2020 Doctors around the state still worry that the virus could get a foothold in rest homes, prisons or among the teeming homeless population in places like Los Angeles’ skid row. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2020 Nursing and rest homes across the country, which house some of those most vulnerable to suffer severe COVID-19 complications, are becoming hot spots for the virus. NBC News, 30 Mar. 2020 For nursing and rest homes that achieve at least a 90 percent vaccination rate this flu season, the state will reimburse the cost of renewing their license, which can run up to $1,000 . BostonGlobe.com, 21 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rest home was in 1925

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“Rest home.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rest%20home. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

rest home

noun

: a place that provides housing and general care for the aged or sick

Medical Definition

rest home

noun

: an establishment that provides housing and general care for the aged or the convalescent
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