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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = retirement_home
Retirement homes - Hill Road - geograph.org.uk - 2753750.jpg
A home for elderly persons. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: Amenities
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

A  Retirement home is a multi-residence home for elderly persons who do not need permanent care. Names and definitions vary; in some places in the English speaking world this may be called an old people's home, a retirement village, or a retirement community.

The distinction between this and a nursing home is primarily that a nursing home implies constantly-available (medical) care and a retirement home does not.

See amenity=social_facility for the approved and more common alternative tagging scheme, which allows for a finer distinction of the type of the facility. Use social_facility=assisted_living and the target group social_facility:for=senior.


How to tag?

Draw an area along its outline and tag as above. Alternatively, set a node at the center of the retirement home.

If there are outdoor spaces as well and you map it as an areas - then use the tag on the site polygon (draw the perimeter of the retirement home grounds).

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See also