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 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, "Column: San Diegan uses pandemic to socially un-distance," 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, "California’s coronavirus death toll is way below New York’s. Here’s why," 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, "Nursing and rest homes hit hard by coronavirus; one Maryland home reports 66 cases," 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 ., "Many health care workers are refusing flu shots, endangering patients, regulators say - The Boston Globe," 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, "Mercy for the mighty Two years in a rest home for Sudan’s former tyrant," 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, "'And the Birds Rained Down' ('Il pleuvait des oiseaux'): Film Review | San Sebastián 2019," 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, "California’s Forgotten Confederate History," 19 Aug. 2019 Glastonbury rest homes, volunteered at the South Glastonbury Library, and assisted at various functions at the Congregational Church of South Glastonbury and never said no when asked to volunteer for a worthy cause., "Janet H. Watson," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of rest home

1925, in the meaning defined above

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25 Aug 2020

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“Rest home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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

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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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