There are three types of senior living communities for you to consider in your search for senior housing and care on There are Independent Living Communities for seniors with little need for assistance, Assisted Living Communities for seniors who need limited assistance, and Nursing Homes for seniors who need skilled nursing care. There are also options for seniors whose residence is outside of senior living communities such as short-term care, home care, and even adult day care.

As you browse different senior care options on, you may find that there are still many sub-varieties of these types of senior living communities. There are senior living communities that only provide senior housing, and those that strive to create a senior living community and promote an active lifestyle. There are senior living communities in the style of single-family homes, condo-style housing, or apartment living; and there are 55+ communities, low-income communities, and communities that specialize in dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

Regardless of the type of community you choose, all communities have a common goal to provide support and assistance to aging residents. You can find more information about the many types of senior living communities on You can also find resources that will help you determine which senior living community may be right for you or your loved one, as well as information about the transition of moving into senior living community and more.