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Independent Living Community

Independent living communities are designed for seniors to live independently within a planned development, often referred to as a "retirement" community. Seniors who are not in need of the level of care provided by assisted living or skilled nursing facilities often choose an independent living community in order to simplify their housing commitments and to be surrounded by like-minded seniors. Independent living communities provide:

  • Individual residences and amenities designed to support self-sufficient living within a senior community.
  • Opportunities for social interaction, organized activities, and recreation with other senior residents.
  • On-site staff for the provision of safety and security.
  • The benefit of aging in place in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). A CCRC is designed to offer a tiered level of service. As the care needs increase for once independent seniors, they can remain in their residence while adding additional services that are already offered within the community.

Independent Living Community Articles

  • Key Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living

    In order to find the best fit for an aging loved one, it’s important to understand what types of housing and care are available and how they compare.

  • How to Pay for Independent Living

    Understand how retirement communities differ from other senior living options and learn how various assets, income sources and benefits can cover the costs of living in an independent senior community.

  • 3 Types of Independent Living for Seniors

    As people age, they often consider simplifying their living arrangements. Seniors who are still physically and mentally capable of living independently and enjoy the companionship of their peers should consider moving to an independent living community.

  • Returning to Senior Housing After a Hospital Stay

    A hospital stay can seriously affect a senior’s health and independence. Understanding the common issues that occur during care transitions will help you and your loved one know what to expect and ensure the discharge process goes as smoothly as possible.

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