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What are Senior Living Communities?

Senior Living Communities

Senior living is the umbrella term used to describe all types of senior housing. As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age, the options for senior living continue to evolve.

Senior living options include:


    - Independent Living Apartment or Community
    - Senior Apartments
    - Assisted Living Community
    - Nursing Home or Skilled Nursing Facility
    - Residential Board and Care Home
    - Continuing Care Retirement Community
    - Retirement Community
    - Alzheimer's Care Community

Each of these options for senior housing differs in services they offer, how they are licensed, and what type of payments they accept. For families of a senior loved one, understanding all of these options can be confusing. At a glance, here is what is included in each type of senior living.

 Independent LivingAssisted livingNursing HomeCCRCAlzheimer’s CareSenior Apt.Retirement Community
Average Cost$2,700 per month$3,450 per month$230 per dayVaries$5,400 per monthVariesVaries
Personal CareVariesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Nursing & Therapy ServicesNoNoYesVariesVariesNoNo
Medication ManagementNoYesYesVariesYesNoNo
Life enrichment activitiesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

If all of these choices seem overwhelming, a Senior Care Advisor or a Geriatric Care Manger can be a good resource for families of a senior loved one. They can help to educate you on each option and find the care providers in your area that best meet your needs.

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