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WHAT IS INDEPENDENT LIVING?

Independent Living Communities are group residences that allow seniors to maintain healthy and active lifestyles while offering simplicity and freedom from some of the hassles of home maintenance. Outings and activities, restaurant-style dining, and living in an age-restricted environment with like-minded people are some of the benefits of an Independent Living Community.

WHO IS THE BEST FIT FOR AN INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITY?

Independent Living is a great option for seniors who need minimal or no assistance with activities of daily living, yet want to eliminate having to worry about certain aspects of residing in their own homes, like keeping up with repairs, utility bills, household chores and meal preparation. Seniors who enjoy making social connections, having planned activities, and having access to help with meals, light housekeeping, laundry and scheduled transportation to doctor’s appointments are ideal candidates for Independent Living.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LIVE IN AN INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITY?

At an Independent Living Community, seniors will be residing in a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment in a building that typically has 50-100 residents. Rooms are typically unfurnished, so folks can provide their own decor and belongings to recreate the personalized comfort of home. Residents will have access to landlines, cable TV, and Wi-Fi, and some rooms have kitchenettes where they can keep mini fridges and fix snacks.

Most Independent Living Communities do not offer nursing staff or medical care, however, seniors can hire an in-home caregiver separately if needed, just like they could with regular housing. Although residents live independently, most communities will offer a variety of services, amenities, activities and outings. Seniors can enjoy such pastimes as movie nights, crafting sessions, continuing education classes, cultural celebrations, informative lectures, and offsite day trips. There may also be features like swimming pools, tennis courts, gymnasiums, spas and beauty salons/barbers.

DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING INDEPENDENT LIVING?

Our Senior Care Advisors can help you make the decision whether an Independent Living Community is the right choice for you or your loved one. Our local advisors will be right there with you at no cost, to expertly help guide your decision by answering your questions and concerns based on your individual desires and geographic preferences.

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Senior Living Options

Independent Living refers to group living in an apartment or hotel-sized community for seniors who need minimal or no assistance with activities of daily living yet want to eliminate the major hassles of home upkeep.  Residents can make connections with other retirees and have access to help with tasks such as laundry, housekeeping, and transportation to doctor’s appointments if needed.

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GETTING STARTED

ASSESSMENT

Call to speak with a Senior Care Advisor, who will complete an over-the-phone consultation with you to help us understand your physical, financial and geographic needs.

MAKING THE MATCH

We will explain the various Senior Living and Care options available to you, and match you with the options that best meet your needs and preferences.

COMMUNITY TOURS

On our complimentary guided tours, a Senior Care Advisor will personally drive you to the senior living options that you select. All senior living communities have been pre-screened and evaluated by Placement Helpers to ensure a high quality of care.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

We will be in touch with you throughout the entire process, helping you with any questions or concerns you may have, and can speak with communities on your behalf. Once you or your loved one has moved in, we will follow you up to make sure you are highly satisfied with your new community.

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