Overview of Independent Living
This type of Senior Living is suited for active and healthy seniors who want to live independently but want the convenience of community living without having to worry about home maintenance and chores. Other common names associated with this type of living are Retirement Communities, Retirement Living, Active lifestyle, Active Adult Community and Senior Communities.
Independent Living allows seniors to participate in a variety of recreational activities and lots of opportunities to socialize. This type of living is based on a large-scale community focused on an active and entertaining lifestyle. These facilities are appropriate for retired seniors, who want to live in a community with full amenities similar to a resort-type lifestyle.
Amenities for Independent Living communities may include game rooms, libraries computer rooms, golf, swimming pools, tennis, fitness centers, beauty and barber shops, cafes, clubhouses and beautifully landscaped outdoor areas. They also have private apartments with several floor plans, meal service, weekly housekeeping and linen service, common areas for socializing with other seniors, concierge and transportation services.
Activities and programs in Senior Independent Living facilities may vary depending on the actual size of the community. Usually, large Independent Living facilities offer a wider range of senior activities and programs as they have more senior participants. Educational trips, fitness classes, cultural programs, spiritual events and religious services may also be available in these types of communities.
Many of these facilities can also offer long-term continuing care that provides for housing, residential services, and nursing care in one location, and usually for a resident’s lifetime. Personalized services like assistance with grooming, medication reminders, monthly wellness check and more may be arranged to help meet the changing needs of independent living residents.
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