"Independent living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, generally those aged 55 and over. Housing varies widely, from apartment-style living to free-standing homes. Independent living gives elders the chance to participate in community life, pursue activities based entirely on their interests and preferences and (where available) dine at restaurants if they don't want to cook. Independent living is for older people looking to connect with peers and enjoy an active lifestyle free from concerns about home ownership, e.g. landscaping, maintenance, security, etc.
"However, Independent Living does not provide medical care, or nursing staff. A senior can choose to hire home care, if it is needed, but home care is not an included component of Independent Living."
This definition of independent living is given by Agingcare.com - click here to read the entire article.
If you need someone to oversee the services of care agencies or to coordinate several aspects of your loved one's life, you can benefit from the Independent Living Support services of Care is There Geriatric Care Management. We can help choosing an independent living community or supplementing the services of an independent living community. Contact Care is There today for a free consultation.
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