It’s probably time you looked into retirement communities if:
- you’re tired of spending the time, energy and money to maintain your home
- you want to spend time socializing with others at your age and stage of life, and
- you don’t need medical care
Retirement communities typically offer housing in an age segregated setting. They may offer different housing types and varying levels of support in each type that allow you to remain in that community as you age and as your needs change.
At the very independent end of the housing and care spectrum are adult lifestyle retirement communities, many offering social amenities and programs.
Independent housing with full kitchens and the safety and security of emergency response, the ability to participate in social activities and obtain the occasional meal constitutes the next level of housing and services.
As people age, independent living with meals, social and housekeeping supports on a regular basis better meets the needs of the predominantly elderly female who has lost her spouse.
The next step in the “continuum” is for those who need some assistance with the activities of daily living.
Although admission to a long-term care or nursing home is government regulated, a retirement community may also offer nursing care.
All of these housing and service types may constitute a retirement community.
Visit our Retirement Residences section and discover the wide range of choices available, and tips on choosing a housing solution that is right for you.