Independent Living vs Assisted Living
Level of Care: marginally more care options than an independent living center.
Terminology: personal care is close to assisted living care but not as extensive.
Independence: assisted living doesn’t offer the same level of autonomy.
Independent Living vs Skilled Nursing Facility
SNFs are for seniors who require extensive assistance with daily living. This option offers the maximum amount of care but no autonomy in daily living.
Independent Living vs 55+ Senior Community
Level of Care: none offered.
Independence: 55+ age-restricted housing offers the highest levels of autonomy (eg: no medical reminders, meals, or transportation benefits).