Retirement Communities

Retirement Living Options

As you research your retirement living options, you will find there are several types of retirement communities available. Whether you’re seeking freedom from home maintenance, or want chef-inspired meals every day, retirement communities offer an abundance of lifestyle-enriching programs and activities that can help you enjoy a more vibrant  lifestyle.

But with so much variation in the services they offer, the choices may seem overwhelming. This is especially true if you don’t know the differences between each type of retirement community. The two most popular types are, independent living and assisted living communities. Here we offer some insight on both.

Independent Living

Independent living communities offer activities, and intellectual challenges that keep you healthy and engaged. It’s all about options, exploration, and freedom to do what you want. In fact, for those who want an active retirement, but also want a deep sense of community and convenience, independent living offers the best of both worlds. Independent living also referred to as an active adult community, or a 55+ community can benefit you by offering:

Benefits of Independent Living

  • Simplicity and freedom 
  • Maintenance-free living
  • More active programming
  • More activities and a carefree lifestyle

Assisted Living

Assisted living is a combination of residential housing and supportive healthcare services. Typically residents need additional assistance with bathing, meals, and medication. In other words, it is a good alternative for people who are no longer able to live alone, but do not need intensive nursing care. 

Finding The Right Fit

What you need from a retirement community depends on your own unique situation. While retirement communities vary, many offer an abundance of programs and activities that can help you enjoy a more vibrant  lifestyle. But, the most important factor in finding the right fit is understanding the level of care you will need.

With this in mind, there are retirement communities that offer you a chance to “Age In Place”. Aging in place is a simple concept, but one that is unavailable in most retirement communities. It means you can get the services you need without having to move to a higher level of care. This simple philosophy is what makes Chateau La Jolla unique to other retirement communities.