Independent living communities are for seniors capable of living independently, but who do not want to care for a home or have too many responsibilities of everyday life. Seniors choosing this option can benefit from companionship and a sense of security knowing that someone is always nearby to assist in the event of an emergency. They also gain a large degree of freedom to travel and focus their life on other interests. Coming in many shapes and sizes, independent living communities provide an array of social activities to keep seniors busy with others of the same interests and age.
All independent living communities offer meals, exercise and social programs and convenient services such as transportation and shopping. Many also accept small pets. These communities vary greatly in ascetics, atmosphere and overall personality and can be comprised of stand-alone cottages, high-rise buildings or smaller one, two and three-story structures. There are over 60 independent living communities in the Denver metro area. While independent living community staff members cannot assist you or your loved one with personal care, residents can bring in-home care assistance to their apartment.