Independent living communities offer housing developed specifically for seniors. They may provide connections to or offer services that promote ease of living, such as meals, housekeeping and transportation. The communities organize social and educational activities and may offer amenities such as hair salons or wellness centers. They may offer rental or ownership opportunities. Generally, individuals pay for independent living using private funds. Some independent living buildings are subsidized by the government. Older adults with low incomes may be eligible for a subsidized rent. The cost and payment structure varies from community to community. Independent living is a good option for people who want to live on their own without the responsibilities of a home. CJE SeniorLife owns several affordable apartment buildings in the Chicago area.
Levels of Care
There are many types of care to consider: