Nursing home locations were extracted from the Minnesota Department of Health - Health Care Facility and Provider database (facilityDirectoryExtract.xls) on November 28, 2012. Nursing homes were queried from the master table based on state licensed nursing home beds (NH_BEDS) and boarding care beds (BCH_BEDS). This includes nursing facility and boarding care beds that fall under Federal MEDICAID.Once the nursing home records were isolated, address records were cleaned for geocoding. The Hennepin County Composite locator was used to geocode 396 records. After the initial geocoding, manual geocoding, and additional referencing based on the Esri 10.0 North American Locating Service, 391 (99%) records were match and 5 (1%) unmatched. Furthermore additional placement correction was conducted to move as many street interpolated locations to the actual parcel centroid location within the metropoliltan counties including Hennepin.Original data was downloaded from http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/directory/fpcdir.html and included the following statement: Health Care Facility and Provider Database - This database offers addresses, phone numbers, administrator names and state registration or licensure status for Minnesota health care providers. Federal certification classifications are also included. Provider types in the directory are boarding care homes, home health agencies, home care providers, hospices, hospitals, housing with services, nursing homes and supervised living facilities and other non-long term care providers. Providers can be selected by type, county, city or name.