What is Independent Living for Seniors?


Definition of independent living

Independent living communities, also known as retirement communities or continuing care retirement communities, provide private living arrangements for adults who are able to maintain a high level of independence. These communities are usually for older adults. Housing options can vary widely, from various types of living accommodations.

Independent living communities allow seniors to come and go as they please, and many communities offer transportation and amenities like meals, help with housekeeping and yard maintenance, and planned social activities for their residents. Many independent living communities offer 24 hour emergency response systems served by trained personnel.

Independent Living Definition

To define independent living for seniors, it means it is a housing option for those seniors who have few medical problems and do not need assistance with activities of daily living. Aging adults are able to maintain a high quality of life while living in an independent living community; they live in a private residence, yet have access to amenities, activities and services.

If you are interested in independent living in Florida, consider visiting McKeen Towers where we offer independent living in private apartments, assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing services for seniors in a home-like environment. We are located on the Intracoastal Waterway in the downtown area and offer a variety of cultural as well as spiritual opportunities (for those who desire).

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