What is the difference between independent living and assisted living?

  1. Molly Dworken 10/16/2012 05:33PM

    The difference between independent living and assisted living is in the level of care provided. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who are not ready for a nursing home, but need more care than an independent living community offers.

    Assisted living communities provide housing and supportive services to seniors who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as transportation, medication management, and more. Independent living is for seniors who do not require such assistance, but wish to enjoy the benefits and peace of mind of living in community. These benefits are available through assisted and independent living communities alike, including plenty of programs and events so seniors can be as active as they choose.

    Assisted living residents receive three meals a day in the community dining room or in their apartment, if necessary. Independent living residents may take advantage of meal plans too, though most apartments have fully equipped kitchens so independent seniors can continue to cook and entertain guests if they so desire.

    Both types of senior housing typically offer housekeeping and groundskeeping services, so seniors can enjoy life without the stress of home ownership and maintenance. Built-in safety features, such as emergency call systems, are a highlight of each community. Plus, assisted and independent living communities both offer seniors choices of floor plans for their apartment, and residents are encouraged to bring personal effects to make their place feel like home. One other benefit is the security both communities offer because of on-site staff available 24 hours a day.

    The difference between independent living and assisted living is in the level of care provided. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who are not ready for a nursing home, but need more care than an independent living community offers.

    Assisted living communities provide housing and supportive services to seniors who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as transportation, medication management, and more. Independent living is for seniors who do not require such assistance, but wish to enjoy the benefits and peace of mind of living in community. These benefits are available through assisted and independent living communities alike, including plenty of programs and events so seniors can be as active as they choose.

    Assisted living residents receive three meals a day in the community dining room or in their apartment, if necessary. Independent living residents may take advantage of meal plans too, though most apartments have fully equipped kitchens so independent seniors can continue to cook and entertain guests if they so desire.

    Both types of senior housing typically offer housekeeping and groundskeeping services, so seniors can enjoy life without the stress of home ownership and maintenance. Built-in safety features, such as emergency call systems, are a highlight of each community. Plus, assisted and independent living communities both offer seniors choices of floor plans for their apartment, and residents are encouraged to bring personal effects to make their place feel like home. One other benefit is the security both communities offer because of on-site staff available 24 hours a day.

    The difference between independent living and assisted living is in the level of care provided. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who are not ready for a nursing home, but need more care than an independent living community offers.

    Assisted living communities provide housing and supportive services to seniors who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as transportation, medication management, and more. Independent living is for seniors who do not require such assistance, but wish to enjoy the benefits and peace of mind of living in community. These benefits are available through assisted and independent living communities alike, including plenty of programs and events so seniors can be as active as they choose.

    Assisted living residents receive three meals a day in the community dining room or in their apartment, if necessary. Independent living residents may take advantage of meal plans too, though most apartments have fully equipped kitchens so independent seniors can continue to cook and entertain guests if they so desire.

    Both types of senior housing typically offer housekeeping and groundskeeping services, so seniors can enjoy life without the stress of home ownership and maintenance. Built-in safety features, such as emergency call systems, are a highlight of each community. Plus, assisted and independent living communities both offer seniors choices of floor plans for their apartment, and residents are encouraged to bring personal effects to make their place feel like home. One other benefit is the security both communities offer because of on-site staff available 24 hours a day.

    The difference between independent living and assisted living is in the level of care provided. Assisted living is ideal for seniors who are not ready for a nursing home, but need more care than an independent living community offers.

    Assisted living communities provide housing and supportive services to seniors who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as transportation, medication management, and more. Independent living is for seniors who do not require such assistance, but wish to enjoy the benefits and peace of mind of living in community. These benefits are available through assisted and independent living communities alike, including plenty of programs and events so seniors can be as active as they choose.

    Assisted living residents receive three meals a day in the community dining room or in their apartment, if necessary. Independent living residents may take advantage of meal plans too, though most apartments have fully equipped kitchens so independent seniors can continue to cook and entertain guests if they so desire.

    Both types of senior housing typically offer housekeeping and groundskeeping services, so seniors can enjoy life without the stress of home ownership and maintenance. Built-in safety features, such as emergency call systems, are a highlight of each community. Plus, assisted and independent living communities both offer seniors choices of floor plans for their apartment, and residents are encouraged to bring personal effects to make their place feel like home. One other benefit is the security both communities offer because of on-site staff available 24 hours a day.