There are two main types of independent living communities for seniors these are:
- Congregate Living or Retirement Communities
Congregate Living or Retirement Communities offer an enriched lifestyle with recreational and educational resources.
- Senior Apartments
Senior Apartments provide housing with only a minimal amount of amenities or services.
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.