What is Independent Living?
Independent living communities are age-restricted communities designed specifically to meet the needs of seniors who no longer want to deal with the challenges of home ownership, yardwork, laundry and cleaning around the house, but who don’t need assistance with performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). From senior-friendly events to building design, everything revolves around providing a better place for seniors to live.
Independent living may offer the right amount of support for a senior who doesn’t need help with ADLs but may benefit from convenient services, senior-friendly surroundings, and increased social opportunities. In greater Nashville, most independent communities are part of larger communities that include assisted living and memory care.
More and more seniors around the country are choosing to live in independent living facilities. Whether they are tired of all the home upkeep or want to find more companionship, these communities provide a great option. They can also be a particularly good choice for those wanting to travel without worrying about maintaining their home year-round.
What does Independent Living Include?
Depending on the community, independent living can include:
- Dining /meal preparation (typically 1 meal per day)
- Social & recreational activities
- Varying amenities
At Assisted Living Locators, we have a bias towards the independent/assisted living model of senior living community instead of independent-only buildings. As seniors age, so do their needs. While someone may enter a residence without requiring any assistance, having a continuum of care available is helpful in case they do develop a need for assistance with ADLs such as help with medications, transferring in and out of bed and chairs, and ambulation (walking).
Areas Covered for Independent Living
Assisted Living Locators has relationships with Independent living communities across greater Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area, including in:
Williamson County/Maury County
Brentwood | Columbia | Franklin | Nolensville | Spring Hill
Antioch | Murfreesboro | Smyrna
Antioch | Belmont/Hillsboro Village | Berry Hill | Bellevue | Belle Meade | Donelson | Downtown | East Nashville | West End/Elliston Place | Hermitage | Germantown | Green Hills | Madison | Midtown/Vanderbilt | Music Row/Demonbreun/Edgehill | Old Hickory | The Gulch | SOBRO | Sylvan Park | West Meade | Whites Creek
Lebanon | Mt. Juliet
Gallatin | Goodlettsville | Hendersonville
Montgomery County/Robertson County
Clarksville | Springfield