How does Independent Living in Tigard differ from a nursing home?
Independent living facilities and nursing homes have little in common. Nursing homes provide skilled nursing care to residents who are partially or totally dependent on others for some or all of their activities of daily living, like eating, dressing, toileting, and bathing.
Independent living residents live alone (or with a partner or spouse, of course) and care for themselves while taking advantage of the amenities and fixed expenses associated with independent living communities. Most residents choose this arrangement because they want to drive less, relax more, and build and nurture friendships and adventure during retirement. Other benefits include a sense of security, quick access to help in a medical emergency, and predictable monthly expenses.