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What’s the difference between independent living and assisted living?
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Independent living communities are available to seniors who are still healthy enough to live on their own schedules. Most independent living communities still offer assistance with things like housekeeping and other custodial tasks, however, they don't usually provide very in-depth medical care. Assisted living is more for seniors who require daily assistance with their tasks, but aren't ready for full-fledged skilled nursing care. This can include help with personal hygiene, medication management, or things like memory care for dementia and Alzheimer's patients.