What is Independent Retirement Living?
Independent Retirement Living is a unique and versatile senior living option, combining the ease and comfort of community living with the independence of a private apartment. These communities are ideal for seniors who seek a simpler, relaxing retirement lifestyle but do not require around-the-clock assistance (though Home Care is often available). Independent Retirement Living communities, such as Holiday Retirement’s, feature an all-inclusive lifestyle. While residents enjoy the comforts of having many daily tasks taken care of, they also receive the safety and security of live-in managers available 24/7 and emergency call systems in each apartment, as well as three meals per day, transportation, full social calendars, weekly housekeeping and linen service, and much more.
What level of care is provided?
Independent Retirement Living communities can help seniors avoid a premature move to an assisted-living facility. While Independent Retirement Living communities do not provide health care, Home Care is readily available and is ideal for those who require minor assistance with such needs as medication, housekeeping, and more. Some Independent Retirement Living communities even have Home Care providers with offices inside the community. Outside providers are also welcome.
What are the costs?
Residents pay one monthly fee that covers all expenses, including amenities, meals, entertainment, and all utilities (except phone). Most Independent Retirement Living communities, like Holiday Retirement, also do not require buy-in fees or long-term leases.
What are the payment options?
The majority of residents use private funds. Since health care is not provided, Medicare and Medicaid do not pertain to Independent Retirement Living communities.