What is Independent Living? Senior care offering an “apartment style” setting and limited assistance are called Independent Living Communities or Retirement Communities. Many Independent Living communities have a shared dining room where most of the residents go to for all their meals.
Depending on the community and state regulations, there may or may not be limited care services available for the residents. Sometimes in a retirement housing community, residents are allowed to hire private care-giving services if they have needs for “hands-on” care.
Overall, this apartment style setting is more for active seniors who may benefit from increased socialization.