Congregate Housing


Congregate housing, or congregate living, offers independent living in separate apartments, and opportunities to share activities of daily living with other residents, as one chooses. They may be rental or ownership units or include a buy-in.

Today, congregate living communities are sometimes hard to tell apart from senior apartments that offer many services and opportunities to do activities together. In congregate housing communities where differences are minimal, the main difference may be in additional levels of care that are available within the same community as the congregate housing. These levels may include assisted living, skilled nursing or alzheimer care. Active senior apartments offering meals, services, transportation and planned activities, will generally not include additional levels of life senior services within the same community.

Some 50% of residents move to within 10 miles of the community where they lived before, or where their children live.

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