Common Terms for Senior and 50+ Housing Options

Aging in Place – Stay in the existing home, perhaps with modifications or in-home support services as needed

Independent Living – Types of housing designed for seniors, including designated senior apartments, condominiums, houses, as well as retirement communities and retirement homes

Assisted Living – General term for housing options where some assistance with the activities of daily living are provided, such as medications, home and personal care

Continuing Care Retirement Communities – Facilities allow seniors to same in the same general location as their housing needs change over time; from independent living to assisted living, and nursing home

Nursing Homes – A high level of nursing and medical care can be provided, as either a temporary or long-term solution

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