Independent Living

Many seniors choose independent living communities when they do not require care and wish to continue living alone, but want to develop social connections in a larger community. Residents enjoy the benefits of living in their own home without the burden of maintenance or upkeep while having access to amenities like dining and activities


What Is Independent Living and Who Is It a Good Option For?

Independent living for seniors is best suited for loved ones who no longer wish to live entirely alone but would rather reside within a larger community of seniors and benefit from the amenities offered. Residents within independent senior living communities enjoy the best of both worlds—they live on their own but receive assistance with home maintenance and certain household tasks, such as housekeeping, dining, laundry, and organization of social activities. 

Some other independent living resources include housing options that are pet-friendly, and amenities such as covered parking, a community pool, and a fitness room. 

When Your Loved One Needs More Help

If you or your loved one needs a bit more help than Independent Living services can offer, Enlivant’s assisted living communities may provide the additional support you’re looking for. Click here to read more about Enlivant’s assisted living communities. 

What is an Independent Living Community Like?

Independent living communities place the focus on individual residents. Loved ones who reside in an independent living community can come and go as they please, without worrying about making meals or performing home maintenance tasks. Our independent living communities are thriving communities where seniors can participate in the hobbies they've always loved, dabble in new interests, and interact with friends.

Residents at an independent living community enjoy access to an array of amenities, including housekeeping, dining, laundry, and social activities. Chefs prepare and serve three meals per day (plus snacks) from a menu designed by a dietician.

Seniors can choose from a wealth of enriching activities, including strength and balance classes, games such as bingo and cards, cultural events, family nights, wellness lectures, church services, and other resident-centric clubs.

Understanding the Costs of Independent Living

Independent living care is typically funded by private pay, not Medicare, Medicaid, or medical insurance. The cost is solely for room and board and other extras that a resident may choose. Check out the Enlivant Affordability Calculator.

Find an Enlivant Community Offering Independent Living

Many Enlivant communities offer both Assisted Living and Independent Living services onsite, so loved ones can remain surrounded by a supportive community and skilled caregivers if their care needs change.

Enlivant communities that offer Independent Living:

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