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Independent Living

Independent living communities are residential communities designed for active older adults who want to downsize their homes and enjoy a supportive and social environment. These communities offer various housing options, amenities, and social activities, allowing residents to maintain their independence while fostering a sense of community and well-being in their retirement years.

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Learn why Independent Living might be a good fit

What It Is

Independent Living communities offer services and amenities within a community for seniors who can live independently but want conveniences like social activities, housekeeping, dining, transportation, security, and health strategies to stay active. It also has an option of assistance for daily tasks and medical care if needed later.

Retirement Living

Independent Living accommodations can be a studio, a single bedroom, or a two-or-three-bedroom apartment. It also can be a cottage-style residence, smaller than a house, usually on a single level and often with an attached garage.

Services often include:

  • Monthly rent, classified as an all-inclusive fee that includes utilities but often excludes phone and expanded cable TV.
  • 1-3 meals a day in a community dining environment.
  • Maintenance-free living, an emergency call system and safety features.
  • Social, educational and recreational activities.


Cost ranges from $1,400 to $6,600 a month. Costs vary widely by community based on location, size of the apartment or cottage, and the amenities offered. Independent Living facilities accept private pay only.

*NOTE – Some of the above care facilities are contracted with Medicaid, some are not. It is crucial to know what happens if a resident is running out of money.

Why A1 Senior Care Advisors

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Need Help Exploring Independent Living or Other Options For Care?

It’s great to take care of your parents at home, but if you can’t do it anymore, A1 Senior Care Advisors can help you. Our advisors can give you advice and information about the best places to take care of your parent.

It’s worth talking to a local expert who knows the Seattle and surrounding areas so your loved one gets the attention they deserve.

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