Residential option where no assistance is needed with ADL s or most IADL s. A senior housing apartment complex is an example of independent living.
Multi unit senior housing development that may provide supportive services such as meals, housekeeping, social activities, and transportation. Independent Living typically encourages socialization by provision of meals in a central dining area and scheduled social activities. May also be used to describe housing with few or no services (Senior Apartment).
Senior housing where the resident resides on a self-sufficient basis. Many congregate housing programs that offer meals, housekeeping, social activities and transportation are considered independent living.
A market-rate, service-enriched residential property that typically has various types of residences such as: studio apartments; one, two or three-bedroom apartments; or attached or detached single family homes. The property typically includes services such as communal dining, housekeeping, transportation, emergency call, and social programming services in the monthly fee. Property amenities often include a common living area, dining room, library, convenience store, beauty/barber shop, fitness center, arts and crafts center and multi-purpose room.
A multi-unit senior housing development that may provide supportive services such as meals, housekeeping, social activities, and transportation. This alternative is available as part of Congregate Housing, Supportive Housing, and Retirement Communities. Independent Living encourages people to socialize by providing meals in a central dining area and through scheduled social programs. This term may also be used to describe housing with few or no services such as Senior Apartment.
Advocacy movement/philosophy that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities, have control and make decisions about their lives. | Back
A movement, philosophy, and way of service provision, independent living focuses on social attitudes and physical barriers rather than a person's limitations. Disability is not emphasized, but an individual's right to types of help and assistance to succeed are. Assistance can include supports such as adaptations to the living space, personal assistance, or changing policies to promote the ability to live independently.
Rental housing without services included in the rent; although services may be available to the residents at additional cost. Many independent living facilities offer amenities which are appealing to the older adults. MHA OR PHA (METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY OR PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY): Operated by a board of directors appointed by local and state officials, MHA's receive funds from the federal and state governments to develop, manage and operate public housing and subsidized housing units within their jurisdiction. Public assistance, Social Security, SSI and retirement are the major sources of income for tenants occupying these units.
The period of ones life where he/she is not dependent on family or friends for day to day living needs. Retirees may extend this status through the remainder of their lives when living in a full service retirement community with a full continuum of care to include individual homes, apartments, assisted living units, and long term skilled health care.
Community-based to maximize a person's ability to be empowered and self-directed; allows an individual to live in one's own home with maximum personal control over how services are delivered, combined with the opportunity to work as appropriate.
is a residential living setting for elderly or senior adults that may or may not provide hospitality or supportive services. Under this living arrangement, the senior adult leads an independent lifestyle that requires minimal or no extra assistance. Generally referred to as elderly housing in the government-subsidized environment, independent living also includes rental assisted or market rate apartments or cottages where residents usually have complete choice in whether to participate in a facility's services or programs. (from ALFA) See Senior Apartments.
Residents in Independent Living are just that - totally independent. Independent living residences provide meals and services as required. Some people confuse Independent Living and Assisted Living and justifiably so - they are very similar. Assisted Living residences provide two or more meals, and offer Planned Care.
rental units in which services are not included as part of the rent, although services may be available on site and may be purchased by residents for an additional fee.
Apartment-style accommodations that provide supportive services such as housekeeping, meals, social and recreational programs, 24 hour emergency monitoring and transportation. Independent living encourages interaction with other individuals by providing extensive social programs and central dining areas. Suites are available on a month to month rental basis often with a standard service package included in the rent. There are a number of optional services that can be added to the monthly rental rate. Many of the suites include a small fridge and microwave. Contact the facility of interest to find a complete listing of the services offered as well as to inquiry about rental rates and availabilities.
Senior retirement dwellings with no built-in services.
An approved type of living arrangement in which a child who is at least 16 years old resides with a relative, friends, in a dorm or in his or her own apartment without the day-to-day supervision of an adult.
A housing option for individuals who do not require personal assistance but desire the safety and security of knowing help is available, if needed. Accommodations often include a private room or apartment equipped with an emergency call system. Meals, housekeeping, personal laundry services, transportation, and social activities are often available and may by included in the rental fees.
Carrying on day-to-day living functions without supervision.
Enables people to take control over all aspects of their own lives. This may include employing personal assistants and organising when you want services yourself.
Living on oneâ€(tm)s own, in the community, outside of an institution.
top of the page | The concept of independent living involves the belief that individuals with disabilities have the same rights and responsibilities as other people in society. Thus, services provided to the public should be accessible to persons with disabilities, and systems of support should be made available to help individuals with disabilities live within the community and lead more independent lives.
A community living situation in which a person with disabilities lives by him or herself with the necessary supports from others.
Living in a house or apartment alone or with others, but not with a family member or professional staff.
As an integral component of retirement complexes, independent living is the lifestyle found in rental apartments, life care and ownership communities. Various amenities and services are included. Life care communities - Retirement communities that include a number of options from independent living to skilled care. Residents pay an entrance fee, along with a monthly fee, and are guaranteed lifetime care. Memory care - Alzheimer’s/Dementia units for those requiring skilled care.
"Independent living" is an arrangement in which a child of sixteen years or older resides and is partially or fully responsible for his individual living environment. An "independent living arrangement" is any living environment provided by an agency which includes service programs and activities to assist youth sixteen years of age or older to make the transition from substitute care to independent living.
refers to Senior Apartments and Residential Hotels where Seniors live on their own.
A type of placement that provides life-skills training to youth to assist them to acquire the skills they will need to live independently as adults. The program is designed for children who are "aging out" of foster care and for whom there is no other permanency plan.
Independent Living, as seen by its advocates, is a philosophy, a way of looking at disability and society, and a worldwide movement of people with disabilities who proclaim to work for self-determination, self-respect and equal opportunities.