Definition of rest home in US English:

rest home


  • A residential institution where old or frail people are cared for.

    • ‘Earlier in the month, the nurses had picketed the rest home as part of an industrial campaign for a collective work agreement, including minimum staffing levels.’
    • ‘I had two teenage boys and I'd planned to visit my mother in Ohio, where she was in a rest home.’
    • ‘But some of the behaviours that had been conditioned by their many years of institutional care in psychiatric institutions proved totally inappropriate for a rest home situation.’
    • ‘One of the strengths of this book is the numerous checklists to prepare for such things as hospital admission, choosing a rest home, or hospital discharge.’
    • ‘The village will consist of 45 bungalow homes, apartments, a rest home, medical centre, pharmacy, shopping mall, bank, tennis courts and bowling green.’
    • ‘I wonder whether he has a mother or father in a rest home.’
    • ‘I remember many years ago my grandmother went into a retirement village, then the rest home, and then the hospital.’
    • ‘The people who come in an ambulance to a rest home are generally very physically frail or have some form of dementia.’
    • ‘He has spent the last four months in a rest home, recovering from ‘nervous exhaustion.’’
    • ‘Rest homes had to have a large number of car-parks, but not any more, because these days people go to a rest home in an ambulance.’
    • ‘A personal care and welfare enduring power of attorney involves appointing one private individual to make decisions about a rest home or hospital and medical and personal needs when you can't do it yourself.’
    • ‘I say that if one is in a rest home, a dementia ward, or in a hospital ward, one expects and deserves different standards of care.’
    • ‘It is rare to find an elderly Liberian American in a rest home because families take care of their elders.’
    • ‘Patient outcomes were recorded as death in hospital, return home, or discharge to a rest home or private hospital (institutional care).’
    • ‘She said it was common knowledge amongst the residents that Barnett wanted the rest home to have the piano.’
    • ‘She had a stroke over 12 years ago and since then has been partially paralyzed and so has been living in the hospital wing of a rest home.’
    • ‘We're back at his house after the walk, and I'm looking at some paintings he did a while back, before he started at the rest home.’
    • ‘The Board outlined plans to build a campus with day care facilities which was to be more than just a rest home.’
    • ‘At one point, a troubled and crisis-weary Jane goes to see her aging father at the rest home where he now lives.’
    • ‘Under planning laws, permission for a rest home means the company can use a building as a psychiatric unit without consultation and councillors have no power to stop them.’
    infirmary, clinic, sickbay, sickroom, medical centre, hospital, hospice, nursing home, convalescent home
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rest home

/ˈrɛs(t) ˌhoʊm//ˈres(t) ˌhōm/