[Tagging] nursing homes and group homes

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 08:23:29 UTC 2016

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> Il giorno 28 giu 2016, alle ore 07:35, Georg Feddern <osm at bavarianmallet.de> ha scritto:
> So I understand:
> retirement home /group home as social_facility=assisted_living
> nursing home as social_facility=group_home

I believe there is some misconception because the linked Wikipedia article for group homes also deals with nursing homes, but that doesn't mean they are group homes.

cit: " A group home is a private residence for children or young people who cannot live with their families, or people with chronic disabilities who may be adults or seniors. Typically there are no more than six residents and there is at least one trained caregiver there 24 hours a day.[1] In some early "model programs", a house manager, night manager, weekend activity coordinator, and 4 part-time skill teachers were reported.[2]Originally, the term group home referred to homes of 8 to 16 individuals, which was a state-mandated size during deinstitutionalization.[3]Residential nursing facilities, also included in this article, may be as large in 2015 as 100 individuals, which is no longer the case in field such as intellectual and developmental disabilities.[4]"

compare also to nursing home:

> Does not really make sense of the tag names itself - but of there description.

I believe we have to slightly adjust the definitions of the values to be what the tag says. Using feature=swan for a duck might be defined in the wiki, but will still not work well for tagging ducks.

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