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Independent Living Communities: What to Expect


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Independent living communities are great options for active seniors who don't require assistance with activities of daily living. Learn what you can expect from an independent living community.

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Independent Living Communities: What to Expect

  1. 1. Independent Living Communities What to Expect
  2. 2. Independent Living Communities <ul><li>Lesser focus on aspects of communal living </li></ul><ul><li>Group dining, organized activities and clubs offered at some, but not all, independent living communities </li></ul><ul><li>Wide array of independent living communities for seniors to choose from </li></ul>
  3. 3. What to Expect: Residents <ul><li>Residents typically active seniors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambulatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to complete all activities of daily living without assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many still drive, are employed, and maintain active lifestyles </li></ul><ul><li>May be required to obtain a note from their doctor indicating that they are healthy enough to live on their own </li></ul><ul><li>Great option for downsizing </li></ul>
  4. 4. What to Expect: Services and Amenities <ul><li>Light housekeeping </li></ul><ul><li>Linen service </li></ul><ul><li>Meal plans may be available </li></ul><ul><li>Hired caregiver help typically allowed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resident must arrange and pay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formal release of liability </li></ul><ul><li>Amenities are variable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependent on type and location </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What to Expect: Typical Accommodations <ul><li>Studios </li></ul><ul><li>One-bedroom </li></ul><ul><li>Two-bedroom </li></ul><ul><li>Apartment </li></ul><ul><li>Condominium </li></ul><ul><li>Single-family homes </li></ul><ul><li>Cottages </li></ul><ul><li>Townhouses </li></ul><ul><li>Budget to luxury </li></ul><ul><li>Price points vary widely </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li> is a resource for seniors and families searching for housing and care services </li></ul><ul><li>Visit for more information on senior housing </li></ul><ul><li>Information in this presentation provided by senior housing writer Nikki Jong </li></ul>