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What is the difference between independent living and assisted living?

What is the difference between independent living and assisted living?

Choosing between independent living and assisted living is a matter of how well the person can care for themselves.  Residents of an assisted living center receive support for daily care activities.  They are free to live as independently as possible, but may require help with housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, or transportation.  Residents of an independent living community can still care for their daily needs, but enjoy the convenience of having assistance when needed.