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The Broad Range of Senior Services

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There are many senior living options in Texas to choose from. Understanding how they differ is most important to ensure you find the one that is right your life style.

Independent living communities, also known as retirement communities, senior living communities or independent retirement communities, are housing designed for active adults 55 and older. These type of communities commonly provide apartments but some also offer cottages, condominiums, and single-family homes.

Residents are typically seniors who do not require assistance with daily activities or 24/7 skilled nursing but may benefit from convenient services, senior-friendly surroundings, and increased social opportunities, that many Texas senior living communities offer. Independent senior living communities are also popular among snowbird seniors who wish to downsize or travel freely without the burden of managing a home.

Many Texas senior living communities offer dining services, basic housekeeping and laundry services, transportation to appointments and errands, activities, social programs, and access to exercise equipment.

Some also offer emergency alert systems, live-in managers and amenities like pools, spas, clubhouses, and onsite beauty and barber salons.

There is a broad array of housing options available to seniors, from staying in your own home to specialized facilities that provide round-the-clock care. The names of the different types of housing options can sometimes be confusing, as the terminology can vary from region to region. the main difference will be in the amount of care provided for activities of daily living and for medical care.

When researching senior housing options make sure the community offeres your required level of care and that you understand exactly the facilities offered and the costs involved.

Independent senior living communities do not provide health care or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as medication, bathing, eating, dressing, toileting and more. Independent senior living communities differs from continuing care communities (CCRC's), which offer independent living along with multiple other levels of care, such as assisted living and skilled nursing all on the same campus. Independent senior living residents are often hire outside third-party home health care services to meet additional personal care needs.

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