|amenity = retirement_home|
|A home for elderly persons.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
|Please use the newer tag amenity=social_facility + social_facility=assisted_living + social_facility:for=* for the target group instead.|
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).
Tags to use in combination
- amenity=social_facility + social_facility=assisted_living + social_facility:for=senior (assisted living)
- amenity=social_facility + social_facility=nursing_home + social_facility:for=senior for facilities with permanent care (nursing home)
- amenity=social_facility + social_facility=group_home + social_facility:for=senior (group home for elderly)