If you are retired and getting ready to make the most of your retirement, you have a number of housing options designed to cater to people in almost your exact circumstances. Assisted living and independent living are only two of these choices. Although neither one is superior to the other in all cases, it is usually the case that either one or the other is superior in a specific case. You should choose your housing option based on how well you can live independently and what degree of outside assistance is required, if at all.
Assisted living in Connecticut refers to a range of possible accommodations united around the fact that you'll be getting regular personal care to help you get through each day. Accommodations can range from apartments to individual rooms, with more spacious accommodations costing more. Most assisted living facilities come with communal areas for dining and allowing seniors to socialize with one another.
Despite its generic name, independent living in Connecticut means independent living inside a community specifically set up for seniors. You own or rent a living space in the same manner as anywhere else, with the difference that you can get help with any of your daily activities easily and conveniently. Independent living communities are set up to encourage, but not compel, socialization while offering entertainment options.
Making the Choice
You should choose independent living if you remain capable of taking care of yourself without outside assistance but may still want some help from time to time with daily activities. In short, independent living strikes a nice balance between the extremes of living totally by yourself and entrusting yourself to communal habitation. In contrast, if you require personal care but not to the point of needing constant attention, then assisted living might be a more suitable option.
- You should base your choice on the degree of outside care that you need.
- Assisted living arrangements vary, but you'll always be getting personal care on a daily basis.
- Independent living means living independently in a community set up for seniors.
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