Independent Living Guide - Senior Retirement Communities

Comprehensive information about Independent Living

Independent living is any housing arrangement designed exclusively for people aged 55 years and older. Housing can vary from apartment-style living to freestanding homes within a community.

Independent living is a great option for seniors who need some assistance, but want to maintain their independence and some amount of privacy as they age. These communities are made friendlier to older adults with their design, community spaces and transportation services.

Socialization is offered through community activities, although participation is optional for residents. Since independent living communities focus on older adults who need little or no assistance, most do not offer medical care. However, residents may choose to hire in-home care as an alternative.

The Seniorly Team is connected with a large network of senior health professionals, including social workers, doctors, housing providers and caregivers. By joining our community, you can learn from others who have gone through the senior housing search process. Seniorly also provides ratings and reviews from across the web so you can be confident in your decision to find independent living with Seniorly.

We offer real-time info. including pricing and availability to help you make the best decision for your family. You can complete the process from start-to-finish on our website, from searching for senior housing to booking tours and paying for services online. We also have a skilled customer support team available to help you navigate the senior housing search process.

Seniorly can also connect you with knowledgeable experts in the industry such as gerontologists and senior housing providers who can answer any questions and address concerns you may have regarding care options.

Seniorly helps you find Independent Living

Understand Your Options

There are a variety of options for seniors and their families seeking housing and care options, which can make it difficult to know where to start. Seniorly strives to offer families the most comprehensive information on senior housing options, including pricing and availability for the communities you are interested in.
Independent Living

Encompasses a wide variety of options, from age-restricted to full service “hotel-like” communities.
Recommended for those that want more social engagement and light services, while living self-sufficiently. Many independent living communities have partnerships with home health/care agencies to allow residents to stay in communities even when they need help with their personal care. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$

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TYPICAL SERVICES

Limited

Assisted Living

Includes help with Activities of Daily Living(ADLs) or monitoring of daily activities and outside health care providers.
Recommended for people who can no longer age safely at home, require some type of help with ADLs, or desire a maintenance-free lifestyle. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$$

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TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and social activities

Memory Care

Support for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
Recommended for those diagnosed with memory loss and who require help everyday. If you or your loved one suspects that there is a memory problem, contact a medical professional for an evaluation. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$$$
TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and dementia programming

Respite Care

Short-term stay that can range from a week to a month long, and provide comprehensive care in a senior living community
Recommended for family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving duties while they take a vacation, recover from surgery, or take time to set up along-term care plan for aging relative Learn More.

DAILY COST $150-$300
TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and social Activities

Hospice Care

The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of life for residents and family caregivers by providing a safe, supportive environment for aging.
Recommended for seniors who are chronically or terminally ill. Hospice care is meant to provide management of pain and symptoms, while attending to a person’s emotional and spiritual needs toward the end of life. Learn More.

MONTHLY COST $$$$

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TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and pain management

In-Home Care

In-home caregivers can provide hourly or round-the-clock support for seniors who prefer to age in place at home.
Recommended for seniors who are not yet ready to move into a senior housing community, but require some form of assistance with the activities of daily living such as showering, dressing, eating, etc. Learn More.

HOURLY COST $25-$40
TYPICAL SERVICES

Care and ADL'S

Happy Families

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The Seniorly staff is responsive, kind and compassionate. Thank you for caring about this community and the needs of future generations!

- Kathy O.

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I was daunted at the prospect of going through so many possibilities to find the right fit for my mom in such a short time… Seniorly was a lifesaver!

- Sharon T.

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We found a great place for my father-in-law. Seniorly is a really good website, very helpful and informative. Thank you so much for what you do.

- Henry W.

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It was such a relief to talk to you, knowing that you were able to access resources that would be invaluable to us and understand the difficulties to these problems.

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- Saundra E.

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