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Public-images-osm logo.svg social_facility = nursing_home
Nursing Agency.png
A nursing home provides permanent care to elderly, ill, or disabled people. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: Social facilities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

A  nursing home is a facility providing permanent nursing care, 24 hours a day, as well as social and medical services; supporting residents with their elementary  activities of daily living. Residents include elderly or seriously ill people, and such with physical and mental disabilities.

How to tag?

Set a node at the centre or draw as an area along the outline of the feature. Add the tags amenity=social_facility + social_facility=nursing_home, and specify the target group with social_facility:for=*; e.g. senior, disabled, mental_health.

Tags to use in combination

Facilities that might fit to that tag

  • Nursing home
  • Care home

Similar facilities

Alternative tags

  1. Note: Between Oct 2010 - Jun 2016, nursing homes were subsumed by the tag social_facility=group_home, then further tagging the target group. If you know a nursing home still tagged group home, better fitting the definition above, please migrate the tag to social_facility=nursing_home. Please check each case individually, automated edits are discouraged.


  1. While this page describes the more recent approach of sub-tagging nursing homes as social facilities, an older first-level tag is still found in the database: amenity=nursing_home.