Senior Retirement Independent Living Communities Patient Advocate, Navigator or Health Advocate
What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are groups of homes or condominiums that are restricted to seniors age 55 and over (or in some cases, 62+). Retirement communities may be:
- Single-family or attached homes
- Mobile or manufactured homes
- Cluster housing
- Standard subdivisions
Retirement communities are usually managed by a private firm who provides hospitality services such as dining, housekeeping, wellness programs and cultural activities. Some communities even have their own restaurants, salons, chapels and libraries on-site for the convenience and enjoyment of their residents. A variety of social and recreational programs are usually offered with opportunities to volunteer, garden, play games or simply interact with a vibrant community of seniors.
Senior Retirement Communities Cost
The highest cost Independent Living facilities are planned retirement communities that require buying a home or living unit. The cost of a home is indexed to the cost of other luxury housing in your geographic area. In addition, the shared amenities of the retirement community are figured into a monthly fee of $1000 to $3000. This fee covers taxes, common utilities, and community services.