Senior Condos


As we get older, we start to appreciate not having to do some things. Cutting the grass, cleaning out the gutters, and handling the roof repairs is never easy. That is when senior living condos can help. These locations provide for many of the benefits to living on your own but they also provide some assistance in areas you may need it. Take a closer look at how they work and what they can offer to you.

What Are Senior Condos?

Senior condos are much like living in a private home, with some help. There are a variety of styles available, each one offering different help than others. The key here is to consider how well these types of homes fit your unique needs right now.

Senior condos often do not provide medical assistance. They also do not offer full time supervision. For this reason, they are not ideal for those who may have limited mobility or those who need help with medications, dressing, or toileting. Most often, these properties are structured to be like traditional condominiums or townhomes, with a separate entrance and exterior for every unit. Individuals can buy or rent their unit and use it how they would like to. A key benefit here, then, is that these condos are very private. You maintain all of your privacy without any concerns.

What condos do, though, is provide help for those harder tasks of running a home. This includes outdoor maintenance, upkeep of the property, and overall care of the property. The most basic options are meant to provide help to those who just need more assistance.

Senior Condo Options

There are several types of condo setups available. Each one operates in a different manner. Most local areas offer one or more of these options – keep in mind that terms and lifestyle needs change widely from one location to the next. Be sure to learn what the location offers specifically.

Retirement Condos

Perhaps you wish to retire and stop doing all of those chores. You want to buy or rent a home to live in, and you do not want to share that space with others. Retirement condos are often communities in which residents who are 55 and older are able to live. The condo or homeowners association will outline rules for using the property and living there. You will have to abide by these rules, of course, but most are designed to provide you with ample support. These are excellent options for those who are looking for a strong, local, and nearby social network.

Retirement condos typically provide for exterior maintenance. Most do not handle interior maintenance, cleanup, or patient care. They are truly homes to care for on your own. Some will also cover interior repairs and structural improvements. Read through the terms of living at any of these locations before making the decision to do so.

Assisted Living Condos

Assisted living condos are a step towards more help. In these locations, you may live in a semi-separate area, but you will have access to more help. For example, some locations allow you to live in a condominium setup, with one home next to the other. However, you have help that comes into your home and provides services to you. This may include services for cleaning, cooking, and laundry. Some offer medication help. Still, they do not provide ongoing supervision and they do not provide for the medical needs you may have. If you need medical help, you will need to turn to a medical assisted living facility or nursing home.

Senior Apartments

Apartments are similar to condos in that they are separate homes to live in. However, they tend to be located within the same building. Much like an apartment complex of any other type, senior apartments or senior apartment condos sit next to each other. They allow for a separate suite for each individual but remain close together. This makes them a bit more affordable and it provides less space in most cases.