A major development in senior housing has been the advent of independent and assisted living communities. Many misconceptions about these communities exist in the minds of those who have not visited them. Although the apartment is probably smaller than what you are used to, the amenities are generally great. Think of it as living in a resort with good food, planned activities and other features such as beauty parlors, lounges and more.
Residents of independent living communities often maintain their cars and social calendars with little need of assistance. In contrast, assisted living communities provide additional services tailored to residents’ needs such as nursing care, housekeeping and prepared meals.
Sell Mom’s House has relationships with most of the communities in your area and can guide you or arrange a visit. These communities are surprisingly affordable when you consider that you are eliminating the cost of real estate taxes, maintenance and the cost of most meals.
Socialization is another great reason to consider assisted or independent living communities, as seniors can become isolated when living alone.