Assisted Living or Retirement Community?

Assisted Living or Retirement Community?

What’s the difference between assisted living and a retirement community? Assisted living is for adults (mostly, but not always, senior citizens) who need help with everyday tasks, like dressing, bathing, or eating, but don’t need full time nursing care. Retirement communities are for seniors who want to downsize and escape the hassle and expense of maintaining a private home, and live among other seniors with easy access to activities and socialization. A retirement community may have an assisted living facility on site, but generally the residents don’t require assistance with daily activities.

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