a residential establishment that provides special care for convalescents and aged or infirm persons.
Origin of rest home
First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for rest-home
an old people's home
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Medicine definitions for rest-home
An establishment where elderly or disabled persons are housed and cared for.
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