Independent Living Communities

Independent living facilities include apartments, condos, or garden homes offering some extra services and features that many retired people would especially enjoy or find helpful. Beyond home maintenance, some services available might include social programs, transportation services, organized outings, shopping trips and limited medical services. Features in independent living centers might include emergency alert systems within the home, first floor access or elevators that are handicap friendly. Independent living facilities’ features may also include meals, housekeeping and laundry.

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Independent Living Facilities Are Your Style If …

You’re looking for a senior housing experience that’s catered specifically to the independent senior. And the homes in these senior independent living facilities are decked out with amenities that let you stay as independent as possible. And, in addition to the emergency response systems, on site home care is sometimes available to help you age in place. So, while you’re out enjoying the social programs and meal options, you can have the comfort of knowing that there’s help always nearby.

Independent Living Facilities Checklist Of Things To Consider

  • What sorts of safety features are offered in the homes or apartments?
  • What are the meal options? Maybe you should sample some of the fare, too.
  • How are the other residents? You want to make sure you get along with them, since you might be participating in some social programs together.
  • Are the units comfortable to you? Make sure you like the layout and there is room for your furnishings.

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Cost Of Independent Living Retirement Communities

Funding sources are primarily private pay, although some communities classified as Independent Living can include tax credit or low-income housing. Non-government assisted costs can range from $1,000 to $3,500 per month.

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