10 Best Places to Retire

For all of you baby boomers, if you’d like more information about the wonderful 55+ active retirement communities, please contact me. 

IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS



INDEPENDENT LIVING refers to remaining in a residence that does not require assistance for your housing needs or medical care.  80% of the aging population will experience special housing needs at some point in the future.



CONGREGATE LIVING offers private apartments, from studios to two bedrooms.  This is independent living with privacy but with the advantage of custodial care.



SENIOR DAY CARE and senior centers help seniors stay in their homes longer.  These facilities fill the gap when the caregiver must work during the day.  The daycare centers offer supervision, a meal, social and education activities and support groups.


ASSISTED LIVING is an intermediate step between independent living and care facilities.  These provide a residence for those who need help with daily activities but do not need nursing care.


CONTINUING CARE retirement communities provide increasing levels of care at one location as the needs of the resident change.  There are 3 stages:  Independent Living units, Assisted Living units and Nursing Home facilities. 


NURSING CENTERS are health care and extended care facilities that provide personal and medical care around the clock.


ALZHEIMER’S CARE FACILITIES specialize in the care of patients with dementia.


ELDER CARE involves caring for the frail elderly who have a chronic functional impairment that requires another’s assistance in one or more of the activities of daily living.


Check out the websites below to see specific communities for seniors in Central Texas and/or to search what options are available for your specific needs.  

55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities



Elder options website



Round Rock Assisted Living Communities



The Oaks – Gracious Retirement Living in Georgetown



Sun City in Georgetown



Sun City Community Association



Querencia at Barton Creek



Westminster Manor in Austin



Longhorn Village at Steiner Ranch



Seniors for Living



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