Understanding Independent Living

Understanding Independent Living
Care Master | Independent Living
3 Min

Understanding Independent Living

Independent Living is a senior housing community that offers individual apartments and self-directed services. This setting maximizes the independence of the residents while providing a safe environment with opportunities for social interaction. Independent living is ideal for seniors who are active and able to handle most of their activities of daily living, but want the convenience of services and amenities without the hassle of maintaining a home. Although each community may differ in services, most will provide meals, housekeeping, maintenance, activities and transportation. Many independent living communities also offer amenities including, but not limited to;

  • Concierge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Studio
  • Library
  • Bar/Bistro
  • Theater
  • Arts and Crafts space
  • Pool/Spa
  • Massage Room

Independent Living is likely a good option for seniors who fit the following;

  • You would benefit from a setting that encourages social interaction
  • You no longer desire to or are able to safely keep up with general maintenance and cleaning of your home (lawn mowing, repairs, laundry, etc.)
  • You no longer desire or are able to safely cook for yourself.
  • You are generally in good health and able to tend to your personal care on your own
  • You would like the comfort of knowing someone is available to you in the event of an emergency