Senior living apartment complexes that accept people age 55 and over are found at A Place for Mom or Seniorliving.org. Both are resources that can assist with locating senior living residences in local areas. Information about specific senior residence communities is provided online or by phone.
Many senior living apartments are available for healthy seniors with independent lifestyles. These apartments are sometimes referred to as retirement communities or villages. Apartment sizes vary from studio to one or two bedrooms. Luxury apartments can have up to 2,000 square feet of space. Apartments offered are furnished and unfurnished. Standard apartments typically cost about 15 percent below the going market rate for the area. The general price range of a senior apartment is between $1,500 and $3,500 per month. Apartment costs are usually paid by seniors, however, some seniors may qualify for a government housing subsidy.
Senior living apartment complexes have a range of amenities that make living there attractive. It is common for complexes to have a community dining room where diners are served prepared meals once or twice a day. Other amenities might include laundry rooms, computer stations, housekeeping services and around the clock emergency call systems. Some communities provide regular access to fun recreational activities, especially if the complex is in a city.