Independent senior living communities (also known as retirement communities, senior living communities or independent retirement communities) are housing designed for seniors 55 and older.
Independent senior living communities commonly provide apartments, but some also offer cottages, condominiums, and single-family homes. Residents include seniors who do not require assistance with daily activities or 24/7 skilled nursing, but may benefit from convenient services, senior-friendly surroundings, and increased social opportunities that independent senior living communities offer.
Many retirement communities offer dining services, basic housekeeping and laundry services, transportation to appointments and errands, activities, social programs, and access to exercise equipment. Some also offer emergency alert systems, live-in managers, and amenities like pools, spas, clubhouses, and on-site beauty and barber salons.
Independent senior living properties do not provide health care or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as medication, bathing, eating, dressing, toileting and more. Independent senior living differs from continuing care communities, which offer independent living along with multiple other levels of care, such as assisted living and skilled nursing, in one single residence.
GEM introduced their retirement living facilities to cater to those individuals who wish to live as independently and actively as possible, although may not have the ability, or the time, to maintain their own home themselves.
These facilities offer our clients a well-appointed bachelor, one or two bedroom suite including a full kitchen where they can prepare breakfast and lunch. A four course meal is enjoyed in the formal dining room where our master chefs are eager to prepare home cooked meals according to the specific diets of clients. Our full time activity director ensures there is always an event taking place which is sure to gain a following.
Amenities that clients will find on site include a hair salon, movie theatre, library and computer lounge, licensed pub in the ballroom, and a private dining area for special events with close family and friends.
Although clients require minimal care in these facilities, they rest assured that professional staff is on duty day and night, always ready to provide friendly, attentive assistance.
For more information on admissions to either of our Retirement Living options, contact the facility of your choice to schedule a private tour.