Senior apartments are an independent living option for adults aged 55 and older that provide a community atmosphere and cost savings. Most independent living communities and senior apartments, or retirement communities, reduce the stress of homeownership and daily tasks in your golden years, while providing staff and community support.
Senior apartments provide an independent living option that still allows elderly adults to have their own living space as opposed to senior co-housing or roommate situations.
Senior living apartments offer some services such as housekeeping, maintenance, and planned social events for older adults who don’t need intensive personal care (like help dressing or bathing), but are ready to give up the responsibilities of home ownership and have easy access to a community of peers.
Unlike a mixed age apartment community, senior apartments have staff on hand to help you in a variety of ways when needed.
Some senior apartments stand alone. Others may be part of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) where independent living, assisted living, and nursing care are available in the same location.
Senior apartments can vary by cost, level of services and size of community. Beyond these factors, there are a range of options to consider when selecting the right senior apartment community for you.
Here are some of the common types of senior living apartments that are popular among older adults:
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