Many elderly people do not have the ability to live independently whether they do not have the financial resources to rent or own their home, or simply need an environment that offers them more medical services and social opportunities.
To these people Independent Living Communities are a good choice. Many elderly people thus still have the choice to move to an independent living community and be relieved of the responsibility that a person has to own a home, such as maintenance and repairs.
The elderly are not isolated but many are quite social and active, and so often they want friends and companions of their age with whom they can socialize and interact in order to gain a more active and effective daily routine.
To facilitate a healthy, active lifestyle, Independent Living Communities often organize day trips and activities. These people are also offered transport services to attend outdoor activities and to be active members of their community.