Independent Living in San Diego

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While many types of eldercare facilities are focused on providing care to seniors, there are also independent living facilities for relatively healthy seniors who are looking for a supportive community for those over 55 years of age. There are numerous independent living programs throughout San Diego county. This means there is a good fit for every senior, but it also means it can be a difficult to find the most appropriate independent living San Diego facility.

What Is San Diego Independent Living?

Independent living communities are often mentioned in the same breath as assisted living facilities, but it is important to know they are two different things.

Assisted living communities provide care for residents who need help with dressing, bathing, getting around, and other everyday tasks.

At a San Diego independent living community there are no licensed care services, but there are many amenities which make life easier and more fun. These include meals, transportation, housekeeping, and social activities.

Independent living communities may also simply be referred to as “retirement communities”.

Is Independent Living in San Diego Right For Your Elders?

If your elderly loved one is healthy and can function on their own each day, an independent living facility may make sense. Independent living is more expensive than a standard apartment, so budget is important.

independent living facilities in san diegoIndependent living communities help seniors in the following ways:

  • They provide fun activities and social opportunities with peers
  • They offer transportation for seniors who do not want to drive
  • They relieve the burden of housekeeping and meal preparation
  • They can offer transitional housing. If your elder requires more care in the future, some independent living communities offer assisted living on campus.

Types of Independent Living Centers in San Diego

Independent living communities in San Diego may be large or small and offer a variety of amenities. There are two categories.

Standard independent living centers that provide no assistance. These are usually month to month rental communities. The campus is not licensed for care, but provides amenities that make life easier and activities which add fulfillment.
Independent living communities as part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community. A CCRC provides different levels of care in different areas. There will be an independent living community on part of the campus and assisted living on another. A CCRC is an excellent choice for those who are planning for all possibilities in the future. As a senior’s health declines, he or she will not have to leave the supportive community that has become their new home.
What Amenities and Services Are Provided?

amenities provided by independent living communitiesAmenities provided by independent living communities in San Diego:

  • Meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Laundry
  • Utilities
  • Activities and social events

Are you uncertain if independent living or assisted living is the most appropriate choice for your elder?  It’s easy to become confused when you’re looking for the most ideal San Diego retirement community.

Elder Answers provides you with free, personalized advice to help you select the most appropriate independent living facility for your loved ones. Call us today at 619-538-9155.

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I came across Lise after dealing with several other senior consultants, all of whom were either located out of town or not at all in tune with what I was looking for.

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She saved me LITERALLY hours upon hours of time and effort by providing me referrals to senior homes that met my criteria.

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Tom F.
San Diego CA.
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Lisa found my mother in law a palace to live in for her final days. Give us tons of information and basically took us through the whole process all without charging a dime. She seems to know everything about everyone of the homes in this area and answered all of our questions at least twice (sorry about that part Lisa 🙂 Some of them on a Sunday afternoon (sorry about that too Lisa)

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Encinitas, CA
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