Learn more about that constitutes a retirement community and how it differs from in home care.
What is a Retirement Community?
A retirement community, or independent living community, caters to seniors who are very
independent yet struggle with a few medical problems. Seniors who reside in these type of communities live in fully equipped private apartments. These private apartments are available in a variety of sizes, from studios to large two bedrooms. In many a retirement community, you can find a variety of daily recreational activities, aimed to enrich your seniors life and improve both their mental and physical well-being. These activities can also provide meaningful companionship and socialization for participating seniors, preventing isolation and stimulating their emotional well-being.
Fine dining services are offered through the retirement community, each senior receiving a specialized meal package. To maintain one’s social skills, those in the community often gather to dine together in a dining hall within the community grounds. Emergency assistance
is also available in each community, ensuring that a senior receives around the clock safety and protection.
- Also Known As: Congregate Care, Retirement Living, Independent Living Facility
- Payment Sources: Mostly private pay, some government funded through Section 202
- Price Range: $1,500 to $5,000 per month
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