Independent living and assisted living communities often off the same amenities may initially look very similar. Typically, they both offer robust life enrichment programs, dining services, team members are available 24-hours a day, concierge services, housekeeping, transportation, and much more.
The real differences between the two lie in the level of medical care being provided by the staff. In independent living, residents do not rely on the staff for medical care. Independent living meets the needs of seniors who can live safely on their own but desire a community environment. They manage their own medications and do not require assistance with activities of daily living, like dressing or bathing. Assisted living is primarily designed to meet the needs of seniors who are no longer able to live safely on their ow