Independent Living

Here, residents live independently within a senior living community.

What Is an Independent Living Community?

Healthy seniors, who do not need regular medical care, may wish to move to an Independent Living community.

This choice is ideal for seniors looking for companionship and freedom from house maintenance, housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and transportation. Residents here want to streamline their lives and live with people of their generation.

What Amenities Do Independent Living Communities Offer?

Some independent living communities are associated with Assisted Living and Memory Care options. But many seniors in independent living communities will lead long and healthy lives without the need for additional care.

So, it’s less common for independent living providers to offer an extensive continuum of care.

Independent Living Communities offer a wide variety of amenities, activities, and services.

An onsite dining room with prepared meals allows for a shared dining experience. The more extensive apartment-style facilities have a “hotel” feel.

Residents are involved in organizing social activities that could include card games, board games, arts and crafts, continuing education classes, movie nights, and other social gatherings.

Independent living communities commonly include:

  • Utilities (except telephone and cable)
  • Restaurant-style dining room
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Beauty parlor and barber salon
  • Golf course