There are two main types of independent living communities for seniors these are:
Both types of independent living allow seniors more time to themselves in retirement and less time performing home maintenance and yard work.
Some independent living communities offer abundant recreational activities, which may include swimming pool/spas, exercise facilities, clubhouses/lounges and library/reading lounges so seniors can maintain an active and social life.
Senior housing communities may also provide laundry facilities, linen service, meals or access to meals, local transportation, and planned social activities. Maintenance is usually provided by the community.
Healthcare and daily support with medication administration are not commonly provided by an independent living community, but many communities will allow you to receive assistance from a home health aide or nurse to come into your apartment.