Retirement Villages offers different types of community complex for older adults; they can select the place that is suitable for their needs. Various types of communities include assisted living communities, which also called as ALMC (Assisted Living and Memory Care) living communities. These communities provide 24hr services to the seniors, and the seniors can choose to live in a condominium or apartment. The seniors can also get services like housekeeping, dining, nursing, activities, and wellness in a secured building. You can opt for Congregate Housing, which offers one shared meal per day and you have to share it with other residents.
Also, you can choose CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) for continuous care. The other option is ESCH (Elder Senior Cohousing). You can also find Independent senior living communities’ where you don’t get any personal care services. The LORCs (Leisure or Lifestyle Oriented Communities) includes several amenities. The other options include RVs or Mobile home for adults who are active and want to enjoy the life and Subsidized Housing for low-income seniors.
Retirement Villages located in warm climates and these villages are mostly found in California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. However, currently, these retirement villages are found all over the United States because the necessity has increased since 1954. The Florida has the largest retirement villages, and the state has developed several communities for senior citizens. New retirement villages and communities have developed in different states of the United States; they are mostly promoted to seniors who are financially secure. However, the lower income retirement villages are not many, and they are rarely found apart from the government subsidized housing. The lower financial resources seniors are often neglected because of their financial conditions.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities:
The CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) is the major term for seniors, and that you might have seen in magazines, books, legislation, and accreditation. The CCRCs and a fee-for-service continuing care retirement communities are residential substitutes for seniors that provide in one agreement, an independent living unit, including a cottage or an apartment. The residential access and amenities to continue for long-term care services as the residents social and health needs changes in the eventually.
The senior cohousing is also known as elder cohousing, which is a living arrangement where more than one individual on the housing unit and the multiple people can use the common open vicinity, and a common house. The residents are interested to live in the neighbourhood distinguished by mutual support and socialisation. The senior cohousing was first materialized in Denmark, where the elder cohousing proposal became a huge hit, and they successfully implemented the intergeneration housing communities, which are owned and managed by the residents. They also share their daily activities together. This idea sprouted into a huge option for active elders, where the community designed in a way that it permits quick access to all stages of physical capacity.
If you want to choose the cohousing community, then you must have the following six significant characteristics:
- Participatory Method: The future residents take part in the design so that it suits their needs.
- Common Facilities
- Neighbourhood Design: The orientation and the physical layout of the buildings support the wisdom of the community
- Resident Management
- No Shared Community Finance
- Non-hierarchical organization and decision-making process.