What types of assistance does a traditional nursing home provide? How is an independent living community different?
Nursing homes and independent living communities serve two different groups of seniors. Nursing homes serve the needs of seniors who are unable to live independently and need assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, oral care, and medication assistance.
In contrast, independent living communities are designed for active seniors who are able to live independently but who prefer community-style living. Independent living communities are about enjoying a community of other seniors that caters to your lifestyle preferences. These communities are perfect for active seniors who need minimal assistance and want to live in a vibrant community of other seniors like themselves.