For many seniors, the term “retirement community” represents a place where seniors move when they are incapable of living on their own. But independent retirement living communities offer an exciting alternative for seniors 55 and older. Independent retirement living communities are designed for seniors who are capable of living on their own and can benefit from a maintenance-free, active lifestyle.
Unlike assisted living facilities or nursing homes, independent senior living communities do not provide around-the-clock assistance with daily activities like eating, bathing, and dressing. (Though, residents who choose to live at independent retirement communities who may need additional assistance are welcome to acquire third-party home health care services.)
Residents enjoy either large communities under a single roof or campus lifestyle with single-level cottages with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, oversized single-car garages, full kitchens, and the following convenient services and amenities:
Pet Friendly – Why shouldn’t you be able to bring your furry friend?
No Maintenance – Independent Living options help seniors enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. Yard work and home repairs are chores of the past. Housekeeping and linen services are also provided.
Three Meal Options – Seniors who live alone may not prepare regular, healthy meals. Often times communities may have an executive chef available to provide nutritious meals daily.
Optional Transportation Provided – Leaving the driving to someone else saves money on gas, vehicle maintenance, and insurance costs. With scheduled shuttle service, residents who are unable to drive, or simply wish not to, no longer have to rely on loved ones or use busy public transportation.
Social Opportunities – Multiple studies confirm that social interaction can have a significantly positive impact on a senior’s well-being. Many communities will offer a viable solution with enriching activities, social programs, and volunteer opportunities.
Finally, instead of juggling multiple bills, nearly all services, amenities, and utilities are covered in one convenient monthly rent. There are often no buy-in fees and no hidden costs.
Independent retirement living a lifestyle that many seniors and their families are gladly choosing, not only keeping seniors from losing their freedom, but helping them take some of it back.
Article provided by:
The Ridge at Madrona Hills,
A Holiday Retirement Community