|amenity = nursing_home|
|A home for disabled/elderly persons who need permanent care.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
|There is also a newer and still fewer used tagging combination amenity=social_facility + social_facility=nursing_home for the type of facility + social_facility:for=* for the target group.|
A home for disabled or elderly persons who need permanent care. Names vary; in some places in the English-speaking world this sort of facility might be referred to as "assisted living" [more permanent, with nursing staff], "care homes with nursing", "rest home", or many other variations. The distinction is that constant nursing care is available and in case of a nursing home, constantly (24/7) required.
See amenity=social_facility for an alternative tagging scheme, which allows a finer distinction of the type of the facility, e.g. social_facility=nursing_home, and the target groups (senior, disabled, mental_health, etc.). Note that many of the social_facility tags can be used equally well with this one: for instance, social_facility:for=senior.