Rest Homes

Extended care facilities in a residential environment for the elderly, ill, or convalescing who need special, often medical, attention. Distinguished from "nursing homes" which emphasize round-the-clock skilled nursing care in primarily institutional environments.

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Go Historic ID
3022
Names
rest homes
rest home
boarding homes
sheltered care homes
homes, rest
rusthuizen Dutch
rusthuis Dutch
casas de reposo Spanish
casa de reposo Spanish
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Extended care facilities in a residential environment for the elderly, ill, or convalescing who need special, often medical, attention. Distinguished from "nursing homes" which emphasize round-the-clock skilled nursing care in primarily institutional environments.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006716. The J. Paul Getty Trust.