Senior living San Diego includes several categories of community types, with and without care.  Here we talk about independent living options.

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While many types of San Diego senior living communities are focused on providing care to seniors, there are also senior living communities for relatively healthy seniors who are looking for a more independent setting for those over 55 and over.

What Is San Diego Independent Living?

Independent living communities are most often either retirement type communities with amenities.  They can also be a senior apartment complex for those 55 years of age or older.

Both types of independent living options are just that, independent. There are no licensed care services.  At a community there are amenities included in the monthly rent, such as meals, transportation, housekeeping, and social activities.

At a senior apartment there are no, or very limited, amenities.

Is Independent Living in San Diego the Right Fit?

If you or your elderly loved one is healthy and can function on their own each day, an independent living facility may make sense.  If some care is needed, even a minimal amount, it will be wise to look at an assisted living community.

If finances are a concern, a senior apartment for those 55 and older may be a better option.  Since independent living communities include amenities, they will be more expensive than a standard apartment.

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.

And to make it more confusing, independent living communities come in two categories.

Standard independent living communities that provide no assistance. These are month to month rental communities discussed above.
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.

If you are uncertain if independent living community, a senior apartment, or an assisted living community is the most appropriate choice for you or your elder, please contact me.  It’s easy to become confused when you’re looking for the most ideal senior living San Diego location.

Elder Answers provides you with free, personalized advice to help you select the most appropriate senior living San Diego location 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.

Lise was a “breath of fresh air”, taking the time and patience to learn about my parents and their needs.

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

To say that she knows the San Diego senior market and is very well connected thereto would be an understatement!

At all times, her ONLY concern was getting my parents located in a place that was best for them, and for our family!

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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)

The place told us they were giving us a discount because they really like her (Lisa that is) which is awesome. Thank you so much for helping my dying relative find such a perfect place to spend what little time she has left.

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Jill T.
Encinitas, CA
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There is no one better than Lise when it comes to placing a loved one. I have not seen anyone work harder and never give up on the more difficult cases. Being in Senior Care myself you learn quickly who you can trust, and I trust Lise more than any other Senior Care adviser out there!

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Oceanside CA.
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