If you're considering a retirement community, you'll need to choose between independent and assisted living programs. Both provide an environment for seniors to live comfortably, safely, and socially. Residents of independent communities live primarily in single-family homes. They usually don't share any meals on a regular basis and don't have access to support services. Assisted communities, on the other hand, are generally private apartments or suites which offer assistance with activities of daily living. The type of care you choose will depend on the amount of assistance you require. For more information on which type of retirement community environment best suits your needs, contact one in your area.
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