What is Independent Living?
Independent Living communities tend to be larger apartment type buildings/complexes where seniors live on their own, but in a setting with peers, and often some level of amenities. Types of communities include senior apartment buildings, retirement communities, campuses, etc. Apartments range from studio to 2-3 bedrooms in size, in some cases casitas, patio homes and/or full sized homes. Independent Living is an appropriate setting for seniors who are capable of living on their own, and need little to no assistance with activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, etc), but who would like access to some amenities such as activities and light housekeeping.
Contact us at (386) 204-3466 to learn more about our senior housing services, including assistance finding the perfect housing option.
What to look for in Independent Living Communities
Independent living communities offer a wide variety of amenities – some senior apartment complexes simply offer proximity to services such as laundry, others are very active communities offering transportation, a wide range of activities, dining options and more. Independent Living communities are not licensed by the state, and therefore do not provide care. Some have on site “home care partners” that residents can contract with individually for some assistance. A key consideration in choosing an Independent Living Community is short and long term projections for heath and support needs, and willingness to move again in the future if care needs change significantly.
Interested in learning more about our independent living services for seniors? Reach out to us today at (386) 204-3466 to get started!
How Oasis Senior Advisors can help
Oasis Senior Advisors specialize in asking questions to help you determine if Independent Living is the right choice for you. With so many options to choose from, selecting the right community for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming. At Oasis Senior Advisors®, we have extensive knowledge of local communities – what amenities they offer, price ranges, and whether or not they have “home care partners” on site. We work with you to understand your needs and preferences, and provide you with personalized recommendations that meet those needs. We are with you every step of the way, setting up tours, and touring communities with you to ensure your questions get answered.