Independent Living Community

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Can Couples Live Together in Senior Housing?

    Many independent living communities, assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities and memory care centers can accommodate senior couples who wish to live together, even if each spouse has different care needs.

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  • Senior Housing Options for Dementia Patients

    Deciding what type of long-term care an aging loved one needs is far more complex when dementia is a factor. Explore senior housing options and the limitations of each when considering the appropriate level of care for a senior with dementia.

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  • Aging at Home with Intentional Communities

    Aging in place is an independent living option for seniors who want to stay in their own home safely and comfortably. "Intentional communities" enable the elderly to stay at home longer with full access to support services.

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  • When Home Care Isn’t Enough: Evaluating Senior Living Options

    As a senior’s care needs change over time, so will their housing options. Understand the differences between independent living, assisted living, and nursing homes when deciding a senior's future housing plan.

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  • Helping a Senior Adjust After Moving to Independent Living

    It can be hard for a senior to transition from their long-time home into an independent living community. Fortunately, family caregivers, friends, staff and fellow residents can help make this adjustment a smooth one.

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  • 5 Senior Living Options That Will Change Your View of Independent Living

    Independent living communities come in a variety of sizes, shapes and price points. See how these five innovative and slightly unusual options cater to the specific needs and interests of aging adults.

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  • Encouraging Parents to Socialize After the Move to Senior Living

    After moving to senior living, family caregivers are often surprised to find their once-social parents refusing to participate in activities and isolating themselves from other residents. Here are some ways to help ease the transition into senior housing.

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  • What to Look for When Visiting an Elder in Senior Housing

    Caregiving doesn’t end once a senior has moved to a long-term care facility. Now it’s up to you to be their advocate, visit regularly and follow up to determine if the senior living facility you chose lives up to your expectations.

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