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Independent Living

Individual lifestyle without the hassles of home maintenance

Also known as retirement communities or senior living communities, independent living communities are perfect for those that want to trade the responsibility of maintaining a home for a lifestyle of social and leisure activities.

What is independent living?

Independent living communities are housing designed for seniors 55 and older. Individuals live in their own apartment or house, but have access to amenities such as housekeeping, social activities, dining, transportation, and more.

What does independent living include?

Depending on the community, independent living can include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Dining / meal preparation
  • Social & recreational activities
  • Transportation

Please note that independent living does not typically provide supervision or medical care, although individual communities may offer those services at an additional cost.

What is the cost for independent living?

Independent living situations vary based on the lifestyle options that are important to your senior, so it is important to compare actual costs before deciding. Some require an up-front fee, with monthly service fees and others are simply month-to-month.

Talk to your Assisted Living Locators® Care Advisor for guidance and more information.

Is independent living right your loved one?

Start by taking our Senior Needs Assessment Quiz to get a general recommendation for senior housing for your family member.

Talk to your Assisted Living Locators® Care Advisor about your needs, have them schedule some community tours in your area, and let us help you make the best choice for your family.