If you are still able to live independently but are tired of maintaining your own home, then a residential living community may be for you. Residential living communities are designed with seniors in mind – offering a more compact layout, handicapped-accessible accommodations and supportive services. Typically maintenance, repairs and upkeep are taken care of for you, as well as lawn care and snow removal. They may also offer dining services, basic housekeeping services, laundry services, home care services, social activities, emergency alert systems, a live in housing manager and on-site beauty salons/barber shops.
Residential living communities are popular among “snowbirds,” who go south for the winter, because they no longer have to worry about their home while they are gone.
Residential living communities may be apartment complexes like WRC Senior Services’ North Fork Heights, townhomes like the Village at Laurelbrooke Landing or the Village at Ridgmont, condominiums, or single family homes like The Laurels or The Villas at Water Run. To find out more about these communities, explore the links on the right.
Many residential living communities for older adults are rental properties – either standard market rate rent or subsidized according to your income. Some residential living communities like The Laurels and the Villas at Water Run are continuing care retirement communities. Residents pay an entrance fee to live there which is partially-refundable upon move-out.