What Is Independent Living?
When it comes to determining the right level of care for you or your loved one, there is rarely an easy way to do it. The decision itself is often fraught with feelings and can be complicated by the unique circumstances every family brings to the table when considering questions of this nature. However, knowledge is power, as they say, and LivWell Seniors is happy to help with a high-level introduction to the basics that will leave you feeling prepared to take whatever step is next in the journey ahead.
Still looking for lots of independence without some of the responsibility of living alone? Independent living might be just right for you or your loved one.
When you’re still able to take care of yourself but dislike the added hassle of caring for your home, independent living might be the best choice. This option is often situated inside a senior living community, allowing its residents to have plenty of social support. As people are living longer and families are more spread out, this lifestyle choice is emerging as a top choice for seniors who want to maintain their independence.
This is an ideal choice for people who are still in good health and able to care for themselves, but who no longer want the added burden of caring for a home.
Consider This Scenario
Joe recently lost his wife of 40 years, and without her there to help maintain the home and keep him company, he realizes he might be better off in another living situation.
Because he’s still healthy and doesn’t need help with the activities of daily living, Joe would be best suited in an independent living community that will provide social support and will help him gain independence by offloading the burden of caring for the home.
Full-service retirement communities (meals, housekeeping, transportation, utilities) can start from $2,500/month, depending on size of residence (one- and two-bedrooms) and services included.