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 Independent Living 

As seniors rethink their living arrangements with age, Independent Living options allow a level of independence while generally supporting building upkeep and maintenance, transportation, social activities along with other benefits. Independent Living is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors, from apartment-style to freestanding homes.  In general, Independent Living is a friendly environment that allows ease of movement and safety features.  When care needs increase, in-home help can be hired to assist. Other settings are considered more appropriate for those with around the clock assistance needs.  

There are several types of Independent Living settings based on how they are funded:  

Subsidized senior housing assists low income seniors through reduced rate rental units, housing vouchers and low income tax credit properties and are supported through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).  Both programs have several options, and if you find yourself in financial need, click on the links above to access the federal (HUD) or the state (MSHDA) programs.  

Market rate senior apartments generally provide a senior living atmosphere with additional recreation, transportation, and meal options that are privately paid.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities generally include an Independent Living section offering services and housing packages within a community that may also include assisted living and skilled nursing options when needed.  When seniors need more support and services, they have access to higher level programs on the same campus. 


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