Over the summer or the holidays, many of us visit parents or other older relatives. These visits can be enjoyable, but are often stressful if adult children realize their parents are getting to the point where they need help managing their home or health. One option to consider is a move to retirement living, sometimes called independent living, in a senior community.

Independent retirement living is designed for people who are able to live fairly independently, but want the reassurance of knowing assistance is available if needed. It’s a good option for seniors who want social opportunities, security, and access to the services that a senior community provides.

Independent living residents usually live in apartments (studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom or larger).

Residents can:
They can cook in their own apartments, eat in the community’s dining room, or dine out

They are allowed to drive their own cars, or utilize the community’s scheduled transportation services.

If your loved one wanted to they can easily participate in planned activities.

Living in a retirement community makes it easier to find friendship with others of similar age/interests

Independent senior living allows them to have as much privacy and independence as desired

Many senior communities, like Lakeside Manor Retirement in Reno, Nevada, have an emergency call system in every apartment. These provide our residents and their families

Services and Amenities to Make Retirement Enjoyable

Services that are typically offered to independent living residents in a senior community include:

  • Housekeeping
  • On-site dining, with the option to purchase individual meals or meal packages
  • Planned activities, classes, and community outings
  • Scheduled transportation to banks, stores and physician offices
  • Guest accommodations
  • Computer lab with internet access
  • Grounds-keeping, snow removal and maintenance services
  • For more information about independent senior living, nursing home care or assisted living in Nevada at Lakeside Manor Retirement Community, please call 775-827-3606.