A nursing home or rest home was a residential facility for the elderly. It differed from a retirement home in that on-site medical care was also a priority.
A Vorlax Regeneration Drone was sent to 2011 Earth. It disguised itself as a nurse at the Hawkshaw Manor Nursing Home, where it created clones into which it could transfer the consciousness of the dying residents. (COMIC: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night)
Towards the end of his life, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart was living in a nursing home. He enjoyed telling stories about the Doctor and still hoped to see him one last time; (TV: The Wedding of River Song) his daughter, Kate said that he spoke of the Doctor "even to the end". (TV: The Power of Three) A few months after his passing, a nurse informed the Eleventh Doctor via telephone of his recent death. (TV: The Wedding of River Song)
Several of the residents at Lavender Lawns Rest Home thought they saw the ghost of a nun during the nights. Sarah Jane, Luke and Clyde went there to investigate after a tip from Clyde's grandmother. (TV: Eye of the Gorgon)