Nobody enjoys the prospect of moving into a “retirement home” as they get older, but sometimes, it’s a question worth asking. In some cases, you may be experiencing health issues that are making it more difficult to enjoy your life. Or, perhaps you’re simply tired of dealing with the hassle of things like lawn care, chores, and other types of home maintenance.
Whatever the reason, moving into a new home could be the beginning of a great new phase of your life – particularly if you choose a luxury independent living community!
What Does Luxury Independent Living Mean?
Independent living communities are a new type of retirement home concept, in between “assisted living” and a standard apartment. Independent living communities are still exclusively for older people, but overall, there is far less intrusion into your daily life.
It’s like living in an apartment complex that also happens to have extra amenities and services for older people that you can take advantage of if you need them. It’s a senior-focused independent living, with luxurious appointments.
For example, if you enjoy cooking and are still capable, you can cook for yourself. On the other hand, there will also be a kitchen and you can get prepared meals, if you prefer. You can do your own housekeeping, or let the complex handle it. The point of independent living is to only provide the extra services you want or need, while otherwise allowing you to live your own life without being constantly fussed over.
Why Choose Luxury Independent Living?
1 – Leave chores behind
Sure, you could do your own chores, but why would you want to? One of the best features of an independent living community is that they’ll typically take care of cleaning and upkeep for you. Plus, you don’t have to worry about your lawn or maintenance or any other expensive and time-consuming aspects of living alone.
2 – Live among people like you
Another reason to choose independent living is if you want to live in a community by seniors, for seniors. This opens up whole new opportunities to find friends, companions, even love, without having to deal with noisy younger families.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to live with your peers, and it can make retirement so much more pleasant.
3 – Access to transportation
One of the best features of independent living is access to transportation. If you’re having difficulty driving, or just tired of driving yourself, you can be driven pretty much anywhere nearby that you want to go. This could be for shopping runs, entertainment, or just to spend a pleasant day in the park. It’s part of the service package!
Deciding to move into a retirement community is a big choice – but when you want maximum personal independence, it’s easy to choose luxury independent living!