Senior Housing: About Senior Housing

The following pages will highlight the important facts and factors when choosing Senior Housing  as your care plan. Be sure to browse the links in the top right corner to learn all about your Senior Housing options.  And if you hit a roadblock along the way, always feel free to call our Senior Care Housing Services Team at 855-490-8679.

The term senior housing covers an incredibly broad spectrum of accommodations, ranging from upscale, active-retiree suburban golf course communities to condo complexes to high-rise apartment buildings.  Also known as independent living, congregate living or retirement homes, dedicated senior housing developments have one common thread: They are designed and marketed to meet the needs and interests of relatively healthy men and women over the age of 55.  Generally, the housing units are limited in size with senior-friendly open layouts, handicap-accessible features, and low-maintenance outdoor areas.  Grounds keeping and housekeeping services may be included in monthly fees, and most communities offer on-site dining facilities, laundry facilities, transportation, fitness centers and clubhouses.  Independent senior communities do not include any type of medical care or help with personal tasks like bathing and dressing, although such services may be available nearby. Some senior housing units are owner-occupied, while most are rented or leased from a for-profit or non-profit organization. For more information, read our article about the differences between home care and nursing home care.

>>Review the Senior Care Index for all senior care options.

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