What Does Senior Living Mean?
Senior living involves living communities for seniors 55 and older. Known as independent retirement communities or continuing care retirement communities, senior living communities provide their residents with continual care. However, people living in these communities have the freedom to use third-party home health care services to help with day-to-day activities and care.
Many seniors who reside in independent living units (typically apartments) usually don’t require assisted living services or home care such as dressing, bathing, feeding, etc.
Most aging adults who move into the community still lead very active and independent lives. However, as their mobility and health can change over time, aging adults can have caregivers come to their apartments to meet their advanced care needs.