A retirement living community is simply a residential complex or housing facility designed especially for older adults, who usually can take care of themselves quite well; but assistance from independent home care agencies is also permitted in some retirement communities, and extra socialisation and activities are often offered. Retirement communities are basically retirement villages, designed especially for seniors who want to live an independent lifestyle away from their family members. Retirement communities can be built as independent homes, or they may be flats, townhouses, apartments, or some type of shared community. In general, retirement communities consist of individual buildings or condominiums where senior citizens live and can take care of themselves.
There are several types of retirement communities; they include assisted living communities or assisted living homes, dementia care retirement communities, dementia residential care communities, assisted living apartments, senior communities, and specialty communities. Some retirement communities provide the services of doctors and chiropractors, and others feature an on-site nursing facility. Senior communities can be made up of one bedroom suites to five bedroom houses.
Other options that allow for a little more independence include the Park Homes for Sale in Gloucestershire from Park Home Life. In these parks people over the age of 55 can live in single storey dwellings and can interact with other residents much like you would do any other neighbour. There are often residents clubs and events that they can also get involved in.