Independent living is a good option for seniors who are confident in their ability to live alone safely, but who don’t want to worry about things like home maintenance, housekeeping, or cooking.
Seniors who choose independent living enjoy amenities and activities available in their retirement community and can feel confident knowing that help is there if they need it. Independent living residents can often bring in home support or purchase additional support services should the need arise.
Seniors pay for independent living privately. See the Supportive Housing section below for more information about options for low-income seniors.
More information on the benefits of accessing independent living services are highlighted in EngAge BC’s Aging In Place, But Better publication. Click here to download a printable copy of the report.