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About Independent Senior Living

By Daniel @ LivingSenior - December 13, 2012

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The prospect of getting older and having to revise your living situation can be stressful, but sometimes necessary. However if you are still able to perform most daily functions on your own, you can still live independently though in a senior living community. Independent senior living provides a safe and secure living environment with everything you need to live a full and active lifestyle. However you can also relieve the burden of caring for the house you have been living in by moving to the independent living facility.

Types of Independent Living Homes

When you choose to move into an independent living facility, you will find that there are many options available. Each facility offers a range of options, depending on how much rent you can afford, how many people will be living there (such as a spouse), and what accommodations you would prefer. You can live in a studio apartment if it’s just you and you don’t need a lot of space or a 2-3 bedroom townhouse-style home within the community for more room and freedom within your home. There are also independent living facilities offering subsidized senior housing for low income seniors who prefer this option or retirement community which includes group homes such as mobile homes, condos, townhouses, or duplexes.

Benefits of Independent Senior Living

If you’re still not sure about your options, there are some things to consider. One benefit of independent living is the fact that you can still live an active, independent lifestyle. Rather than at home where you may be free to live on your own but don’t have access to transportation or home care services, you have those amenities at independent senior living facilities. Independent senior living is the best of both world for many seniors who are able to do most things on their own but like knowing other people are around to help them with certain tasks they need assistance with.

Amenities, Activities and Perks

Additional benefits of independent senior living include the various perks and amenities offered. First is transportation. If you are unable to drive on your own, there will be transportation services at your senior living facility for shopping, doctor’s appointments, night life activities, running errands, and anything else you need to get done. You also benefit from the socialization aspect. Your neighbors are seniors also getting independent living care and people you will grow close to. Independent senior living facilities are also safe, providing secure homes and security personnel on the premises. You also have your choice of activities, indoor and outdoor, for active seniors looking to enjoy their days in the entertainment room, playing games, at the beauty salon, taking walks, or in the fitness center.


Comments (1) -

10/17/2013 3:20:49 PM #

Undeniably consider that that you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be that you can still stay active but if that is the case why do you need a special facility?  

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