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What is Independent Living?

Aug 22, 2022 2:11:28 PM / by Carly Dodd, Pacifica Senior Living

Independent living is a great option for older adults looking to make the move to a Senior Living Community. Independent Living is a senior living option that focuses on offering vibrant, inviting communities where active seniors can live life to the fullest. 

Maintenance-Free Living:

Enjoy beautiful senior apartments without the worry, hassle, or upkeep of home ownership. We offer maintenance-free living that takes all the chores out of life, so you have more time to enjoy what you love. Get the most out of retirement, and let us take care of the rest. Pacifica Senior Living Independent communities offer services such as laundry services, housekeeping, yard and garden maintenance, and dining and meal options, among others. Independent Living residents can pick and choose the additional amenities and services that best suit their needs, allowing for a customized lifestyle that continues to offer maximum independence without all of the additional responsibility. 

Our Independent Living communities are also equipped with a number of services, amenities and life enriching activities to make life as enjoyable and care-free as possible. Independent Living services include optional transportation services, supportive services such as on-site physical therapy and spa treatments (where available) and a range of social activities.


Our Independent Living facilities also come equipped with a wide range of amenities. We have many housing options to choose from, from apartments to cottages, villas and more. Our beautiful apartments and homes are spacious, well equipped spaces that include all the necessities you need to live a relaxed, care-free lifestyle. Many of our apartments include full kitchens or kitchenettes, cozy living spaces, beautiful patios or balconies, washers and dryers, and dishwashers, depending on the community.

Our community amenities can also include well-appointed restaurant-style dining rooms, pools, fitness centers, and spacious common areas such as club houses, atriums, outdoor gardens, and so much more! Far from typical ‘nursing homes’ these communities are vibrant environments each with their own atmosphere, style, and community. 

A Social Lifestyle:

Be surrounded by like-minded neighbors and an inviting community environment. Senior Living housing communities offer a senior-forward community of peers. At Pacifica Senior Living we offer a variety of social activities where residents can form connections, make friends, and spend time with peers and neighbors. It is a great way for older adults to enjoy one another’s company. Oftentimes as we age, we feel more and more isolated within our homes. Despite the best efforts of family and friends, older adults can be left feeling bored or lonely in their own homes.

Independent Living communities are a great option, as they offer a vibrant community where seniors can connect with others while still maintaining privacy and independence. Residents can enjoy social opportunities where they can meet with neighbors, join in community activities or clubs, or simply make friends while enjoying some of the many amenities in the community. An active lifestyle has never been more available. There is always something to do or someone to chat with, so seniors in our communities can be as involved as they choose.

Whether you are a social butterfly or prefer a quieter lifestyle, this type of community allows you to join in as much or as little as you like. In this way older adults can avoid feelings of loneliness, and combat isolation - a growing concern for many aging seniors. 

Cost Effective:

Moving to a senior living community may seem like an expensive choice, but it is important to look at the big picture when viewing monthly fees and yearly pricing. Independent Living costs are often less than what homeowners pay, when viewed year over year. Those in their own homes may be spending more on transportation, home up-keep, home care or personal care (like nursing care or housekeepers) and things such as property taxes, etc. In many cases, making the move to a senior living community is actually a cost-effective way to get more out of life without breaking the bank. You can learn more about Senior living costs here, or reach out to your local community.


If you or your loved one is looking to make the move to a senior housing community, Pacifica Senior Living has a wide range of communities to choose from. For more information on our other Levels of Care and communities such as Assisted Living, which offers care services and assistance with activities of daily living, short term Respite Care, or customized memory support in our Memory Care community, give us a call! We’d be happy to set up a tour of your local community, or answer any questions. We are here to help make your transition smooth and simple.


Tags: Independent Living, Care Levels