Independent Living: An Overview of Settings & Services

Senior apartments. Retirement communities. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). Subsidized senior housing. Independent living is not limited to one setting only: there are small and large apartment complexes (with studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units), high-rise buildings comprised of efficiency apartments, ...

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Independent Living vs. Retirement Living: What’s the Difference?

Independent living, senior apartments, and retirement communities: they’re all different based on the owner/operator, the location, the cost, services provided, and the population of residents, but one common thread exists no matter what it’s called.

In these ...

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Cities See Rise in Senior Housing Occupancy Rates

Metropolitan markets across the country saw a marked increase in occupancy rates for independent senior housing communities during the first quarter of 2011, according to new data from the National Investment Center for the Senior Housing & Care Industry. As reported ...

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Senior Housing Trend Watch: Will Success of Midwest Co-ops Catch On?

Analysts believe that the Midwest’s value of community has been essential to the success of senior co-ops – particularly in Minnesota – where this type of senior housing has been a stable real estate asset for 30 years now, says this recent ...

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New Affordable Senior Housing Complex Opens in San Francisco

Last week, The Coronet celebrated its grand opening. Located in the Richmond district of San Francisco, this brand new 150-unit will provide approximately 225 seniors with housing and health services, reports

The affordable senior housing complex was developed by ...

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Senior Prom Season for Assisted Living Homes Nationwide

Each year, as American high school students prepare for the biggest night of their lives as teenagers, many independent living and assisted living communities are doing the same, and in some cases, with assistance from the very teenagers anticipating the ...

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Meet the Independent Living Team

In this previous post, we presented a few of the primary personnel serving assisted living residents. Now, we’ll cover the key players in an independent living setting (note that specific titles may vary among communities, but roles are essentially ...

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Grandchildren: A Key Motivator for Making a Senior Care Decision

At any age, the decision to move is comprised of many considerations and compromises: country vs. city? Low-maintenance townhouse vs. sprawling single-family home? Move for a job or to be closer to family & friends?

A recent article on the ...

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Spotlight on Independent Living Communities in Florida

Sunshine, sparkling waters, palm trees, citrus fruits, Key West, Miami Dolphins, Mickey Mouse, Kennedy Space Center – and the list goes on. Florida still tops the list of states with the highest number of senior residents (a recent US News Money &...

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Q&A: Independent Living Housing, Services & Programs

Choosing to reside in an independent living community means more than just having your own parking space and the freedom to come and go as you please. Learn more with this Q&A overview.

Q: What types of housing ...

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