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Independent Senior Living

Older adults who choose an independent living community often do so for reasons of convenience and socialization. Is it right for you? Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you active and independent?

  • Can you safely manage your personal care needs?

  • Are you able to independently manage your medications?

  • Do you intend, or are you able, to maintain an active lifestyle?

If you prefer not to worry about household maintenance and repairs, living independently will provide more time for life enrichment activities, travel, and family. In this case, independent living communities may be a good choice for you or your parents.

Disclaimer: The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) works to equip you with education and awareness to discern your own path. The PAA does not specifically endorse living at home or choosing to not live at home for advanced care needs. 


The Davis Phinney Foundation. Chapter 15 - Long-term Care and Financial Planning. Every Victory Counts.  Page 249. "Manual." Sixth Edition, 2021.

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