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An Overview of Senior Living Options

Whether you’re looking for yourself or someone else, when it comes to senior living, there are a lot of options that are available. We know how confusing it is to be bombarded with a lot of terms and discussions of options, so we want to help you understand.

There are four basic types of options for senior living, depending on what you’re looking for, your needs and your budget.

  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsContinuing Care Retirement Communities

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities, also known as Life Plan Communities, like Westminster Communities of Florida’s active living communities. These communities offer an exciting and active lifestyle and maintenance-free living, with residents who enjoy three residential options: independent living, assisted living, memory care and nursing care. These communities generally also offer therapy and rehabilitation services on site, and may offer pharmacy and home care services. Residents generally pay an Entrance Fee to enter, which guarantees them access to future care at a reduced cost, as well as the assurance of knowing that they can remain in the community for life, although a rental contract option may be available to you in certain circumstances.

    At many Continuing Care Retirement Communities, residents may move in first as independent living residents, or may move directly into assisted living or nursing care.

    To learn more about Westminster Communities of Florida’s active living communities, click here.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsActive adult or 55+ communities

    An active adult community can be either a rental community or a community of homeowners. In these communities, a variety of lifestyle options may be available – wellness and lifelong learning classes, for example. In a homeowner community, the homeowner is responsible for all maintenance; in a rental community, the landlord is responsible. No care or assurance of future care is provided.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsAssisted living, memory care and nursing care communities

    These types of communities are either free-standing residential communities or part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and offer specialized services to support residents’ needs when they have difficulty with ordinary daily living activities or need extra care 24/7. Free-standing communities generally only offer rental contract options.

    To find assisted living, memory care or nursing care at a Westminster community near you, click here.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsAffordable housing communities for older adults

    Affordable housing communities for older adults, which are apartment home communities restricted to residents over a certain age. At a Westminster Communities of Florida affordable housing community, residents must be at least 62. Our communities offer both affordable market rate rental apartments, and subsidized units for residents meeting certain income criteria.

    To learn more about Westminster Communities of Florida’s affordable housing communities, click here.

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What You Need to Know

At Westminster Communities of Florida, we know that there's a community that is the right fit for you. Whether you're looking for yourself or someone else, and whether it's an active senior living community, assisted living, nursing care, rehabilitation and therapy, or affordable housing for older adults, we want to be sure to help you.

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