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Senior Apartments and Housing for Active Seniors

Independent Living

What is Independent Living?
Independent living is a great option for seniors seeking the conveniences offered at senior communities, such as housekeeping, dining services and social activities, but are still able to live on their own. Independent living communities often offer a variety of housing options such as private apartments, town homes, and houses.

What is the average cost of Independent Living communities?
The cost of an independent living varies based on community offerings, location and more. Individuals seeking an independent living community for themselves or a family member may expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $3,500 per month. It is important to keep in mind that the cost of independent living covers more than just a monthly rent payment. These costs and fees usually cover different meal options, community amenities, social activities, housekeeping services, social clubs and community events.

What are the benefits of Independent Living communities?
Independent Living communities offer assistance to seniors when needed. The lifestyle at these communities provides a worry-free environment as well as socialization, entertainment, and community maintenance.

55+ Retirement Communities

What are 55+ retirement communities?
55+ retirement communities, also called over 55 retirement communities and active adult communities, are an option for individuals who do not require assistance with daily activities and are in good health. While 55+ retirement communities are not all-inclusive, they do simplify individual’s lives by handling chores such as yard work.

What is the average cost of a 55+ retirement community?
The cost of active adult communities depends on various factors, including amenities offered and location. Fees associated with 55+ retirement communities do not include health care, and typically do not include a meal plan or transportation. The cost of 55+ retirement communities can range between $1,500 a month to $6,000.

What are the benefits of 55+ retirement communities?
Over 55 retirement communities are fitting for adults seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle. Many communities offer swimming pools, tennis courts, community events and social activities. Some homes even have small yards.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

What is a CCRC?
CCRC stands for Continuing care retirement community. CCRC’s provide various tiers of care and accommodations based on an individual’s needs. People who choose to live at a CCRC will receive the necessary care throughout a lifetime continuum. This care ranges from independent living to 24-hour nursing care, and everything in between.

What is the cost of a CCRC?
Upon joining a CCRC, individuals pay a one-time entrance fee. This fee typically covers healthcare costs. There are also monthly fees that vary anywhere between $500 and $3,000 per month. These fees cover continuing care needs.

What are the benefits of CCRCs?
A CCRC is a great option for those whose care needs may change over time, as this type of community can accommodate all types of care. CCRC’s offer maintenance-free living in addition to healthcare services, wellness programs, meal plans, social activities and more.

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What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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