Definitions for "Independent Living"
A well-organized movement among people with disabilities to enhance self-esteem and self-determination, as well as the socio-economic resources available to choose and maintain individual, independent lifestyles.
Encompasses a wide range of choices for elders who are able to live on their own with minimum assistance. Includes elderly apartments, congregate housing, continuing care retirement communities, adult communities, shared housing, public housing and subsidized housing.
Living independently in the community, possibly with support.
Initiating, maintaining and/or actively participating in a household using self-generated resources.