Independent living for seniors is just what it sounds like: an age-restricted community that serves only older adults. Each community can look different, however. Independent living facilities can be single-family homes, one and two-bedroom apartments, condos, studios, or even part of a continuing care retirement community.
Additionally, each community offers different amenities and services. Typically, though, independent living residents can enjoy the following:
- Meal plans
- Landscaping services
- On-site access to third-party health care services
- Community activities
- Wellness groups and services
- Religious services
Many communities may also offer some assistance with medication management, although not all do, and most will not offer further medical assistance than that, as someone needing a higher level of care would be better suited to assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing communities.