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rest home Syllabification: rest home
Pronunciation: /ˈres(t) ˌhōm/

Definition of rest home in English:


A residential institution where old or frail people are cared for.
Example sentences
  • Patient outcomes were recorded as death in hospital, return home, or discharge to a rest home or private hospital (institutional care).
  • 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.
  • 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.
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