Definition of twilight home in English:

twilight home


  • A residential home for elderly people.

    • ‘An awkward minority group, they are often ignored by their families and, funds permitting, banged up in twilight homes.’
    • ‘She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.’
    • ‘‘A generation ago, it was still routine for elderly parents to come to live with the family in order to see out their final days; these days we rely on institutionalised granny farming - maximum security twilight homes, as Dame Edna Everage calls them - to do the job for us’.’