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Retirement communities, such as Plum Landing, offer options for independent living

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As you begin your search for senior housing, it can be overwhelming with so many options available.

By learning the differences between independent and assisted living communities, you can be sure to make the right choice for your family.

Senior independent living communities offer options for seniors who are independent with few medical problems.

These types of communities are ideal for seniors who are ready to move out of their family home.

A retirement community such as Plum Landing in Aurora offers independent rental apartments for seniors 55 and older. This community offers dining services, transportation and activity programs.

Residents can enjoy the library, which includes large print books and a monthly book club as well as lounges where one can sit and relax, socialize, play cards or participate in an activity.

Independent communities such as Plum Landing also offer exercise classes, coffee hour and regularly scheduled games such as Bingo, and organizes a Bean Bag Baseball team.

Plum Landing also offers assistance in other areas, such as maintenance, housekeeping and laundry.

Although Plum Landing does not staff nurses or CNAs, there may be times when you need personal assistance due to illness, or perhaps after a hospitalization or surgery.

Residents can hire Willow Home Care to provide additional services you might need – either temporary or on a permanent basis.

Assisted living communities are designed for seniors who are unable to live on their own safely. Staff is typically available 24 hours each day and offer assistance with medications, daily activities and meals.

Residents at assisted living locations do not need the extensive care of a nursing home, but have the ability to receive additional assistance outside of independent living.

When things like getting dressed each day, bathing, and keeping up with medications become a challenge, assisted living homes are a good choice.

Plum Landing, 495 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506, 630-896-5031, www.plumlanding.org