Ivy Terrace of LapeerHow Is Independent Living Different From Assisted Living?
Assisted living for seniors is often medically oriented to provide specialized care for individuals with disabilities, a lack of mobility, or rapidly diminishing health. This is very different from independent living which gives residents the freedom to maintain their livelihood while being in a community of like-minded socially active residents.
Certain individuals that just require assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation, and other day-to-day chores are perfect candidates for independent senior living communities. However, when and if an individual needs constant medical attention, and the supervision of qualified medical staff, assisted living is usually the best option.