[Tagging] amenity=retirement_home and social facility

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 15:30:16 UTC 2016

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> Il giorno 02 lug 2016, alle ore 01:36, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> ha scritto:
> So if you think both a retirement home and assisted living accommodation are the same thing, it doesn't matter much which of these is used in OSM (we usually follow British English if possible). If you think there is some subtle difference, what is the essential difference in terms of the characteristics mentioned above?

for the target group there is already a different tag.

The difference between the two is (and I believe that's more than subtle), that assisted living means you live on your own, probably in your own apartment, according to the times you want to, and get assistance on request, while the retirement home is a big institutionalized facility, more similar to a hospital (but without the illness, and need for extensive medical care, or it would be a nursing home) or a prison (with more "luxury" and mostly without the bars, unless it is some kind of psychiatric facility), with a fix time plan, a curfew (I think), people eating the same stuff, collective animation, etc.


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