Independent/Retirement living provides a private apartment, or sometimes a cottage with all the amenities of a home. Full kitchens, often laundry machines or hook-ups, a patio or deck, and parking spaces. They are an ideal situation for the person needing housekeeping, an option of meals in a central dining room, transportation to shopping, doctors and planned outings, and a social setting.
Retirement Communities are not for everyone
On-call care or assistance is not a component of Independent living. So, if you or a loved one requires assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s) in a retirement community, outside help would need to be enlisted. Some families choose to hire home care agencies to provide assistance and some retirement communities partner with these agencies to assist the residents who need extra help. Depending on the amount of assistance needed, the cost of rent and paying for in home care can be cost prohibitive. If this is the case, it may be time to start looking at other care setting, like assisted living, that may be a better fit.
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