Independent living communities are very similar to assisted living communities, providing neighborhoods where seniors can meet new people and live in a safe environment. They work well for people who are able to live at home on their own, but don’t have family nearby or want to be surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals in the same stage of life.
Housing types range from cottages to studio apartments with many offering one and two bedroom options. Some offer wellness and fitness centers, pools and spas, beauty salons and barber shops, a variety of dining venues, computer and meeting centers, libraries, guest accommodations and outdoor amenities such as gardens and nature trails as well as transportation services. Your loved one will have the opportunity to join various groups and organizations to stay healthy and social.
Paying for Independent Living
Independent living is most often paid for with private funds. Some independent living communities require an entrance fee. Supplemental private insurance will not pay for independent living.