rest home


Definition of rest home

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

Examples of rest home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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 ., 21 Dec. 2019 For now the old regime’s many victims may have to put up with Mr Bashir spending a few months in a rest home. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 In a nearby town, Steve (Éric Robidoux), manager of a local hotel with few guests who spends a lot of time smoking the old boys' weed, is escorting his elderly aunt Gertrude (Andrée Lachapelle) back to her rest home following a funeral. Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Oct. 2019 Many of those veterans had passed their last days in Dixie Manor, a Confederate rest home in San Gabriel, just outside L.A. Five hundred people gathered for the dedication of the home in April 1929. Kevin Waite, The New Republic, 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of rest home

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Rest home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rest home

: a place where people who are old or who are unable to take care of themselves can live and be taken care of : nursing home

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Medical Definition of rest home

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


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