You may be faced with the need to move your parent out of their home. Many people become weary of taking care of a home and all the responsibilities that come along with it. Independent living is for the parent who is ready to take off and enjoy the freedom of retirement. Independent Living residents are not typically sick or needing medical care on a regular basis. The independent community typically offers meals, housekeeping, laundry, social events, on-site amenities like a gym or fitness studio and much more for the active retiree.
In some cases, you can even travel to locations under the same ownership. For example, someone living in Oregon could fly south for the winter booking an extended stay at a sister property. These types of living arrangements are not conducive to those who need more help with things like dressing, bathing, and hands-on care. If your parents are living this lifestyle and of them falls ill, you can supplement the living situation with outside help from an in-home care or home health agency.