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  • 300 Points

    7837 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA 22306
  • 300 Points

    4009 David Ln
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 300 Points

    5917 Brookland Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22310
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    7010 Schoonmaker Ct
    Alexandria, VA 22310
  • 200 Points

    4710 N Chambliss St
    Alexandria, VA 22312
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    5419 Thetford Pl
    Alexandria, VA 22310
  • 110 Points

    5100 Fillmore Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 100 Points

    7131 Silver Lake Blvd
    Alexandria, VA 22315
  • 20 Points

    7131 Silver Lake Boulevard
    Alexandria, VA 22315
  • 10 Points

    7116 Fort Hunt Road
    Alexandria, VA 22307
  • 4800 Fillmore Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 5707 Dawes Ave
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 375 S Reynolds St
    Alexandria, VA 22304
  • 766 N Howard St
    Alexandria, VA 22304
  • W Glebe Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22305
  • 4800 Fillmore Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 2246 North Beauregard Street
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 5000 Fairbanks Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 5000 Fairbanks Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 7986 Janna Lee Ave
    Alexandria, VA 22306
  • 900 North Taylor Street
    Alexandria, VA 22301
  • 4800 Fillmore Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 4710 North Chambliss Street
    Alexandria, VA 22312
  • 607 South Washington St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • S Alfred St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • 5380 Holmes Run Pkwy
    Alexandria, VA 22304
  • 5000 Fairbanks Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 5000 Fairbanks Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 5000 Fairbanks Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 7959 Richmond Hwy
    Alexandria, VA 22306
  • 8033 Holland Road
    Alexandria, VA 22306
  • 3520 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22304
  • 4800 Fillmore Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 5100 Fillmore Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22311
  • 9406 Old Mt. Vernon Road
    Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Distance: 2.46 mi
    7001 Oxon Hill Rd
    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20745
  • 100 Points

    Distance: 3.04 mi
    7404 Ben Dr
    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20745
  • 100 Points

    Distance: 3.19 mi
    1100 Dumfries St
    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20745
  • 100 Points

    Distance: 3.63 mi
    1602 Jarvis Ave
    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20745
  • 300 Points

    Distance: 5.49 mi
    3904 Canterbury Way
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • 300 Points

    Distance: 5.49 mi
    3420 Rickey Ave
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • 200 Points

    Distance: 5.49 mi
    6207 Joyce Dr
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
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    Distance: 5.49 mi
    6409 Carrick Pl
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
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    Distance: 5.49 mi
    4208 Leisure Dr
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • 200 Points

    Distance: 5.49 mi
    3504 Summit Dr
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • 100 Points

    Distance: 5.49 mi
    5300 Corkran Ln
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • 100 Points

    Distance: 5.49 mi
    5708 Center Dr
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • 100 Points

    Distance: 5.49 mi
    4107 Buck Creek Rd
    Temple Hills, MD 20748

Retirement Communities Info

Retirement Communities Summary:
A retirement community is a living arrangement designed to accommodate adults age 55 years of age or older who are still able to care for themselves. While each retirement community has its own perks, many of these offer 24-hour staff located within the complex, housekeeping services, and planned activities for residents. The services provided depend on the individual needs, mobility, and health of each person. There are different retirement communities that cater to different groups of retirees and different income levels.

Retirement communities come in many forms that include apartment or condo style living arrangements, stand alone house styles, and even communities composed of single home units. Some are set up like gated communities. There is such a great demand for some facilities that they use a lottery type system to choose residents for available units.

While most retirement communities are designed for seniors with limited health problems that do not interfere with independent daily functioning, most offer onsite staff around the clock to help respond to emergency situations. Some facilities allow the hiring of in-home health care, while others do not. Newer specialty communities will offer moves to higher levels of care as needed by the residents.

Retirement Communities Specialties:


Retirement Communities offer various levels of care to their residents that expand as client needs change. Independent living, assisted living, special care or memory care, and skilled nursing are available in the same campus at many communities. A substantial entrance fee followed by monthly fees based on services are required for these types of retirement communities.

Procedures and Treatments:


While retirement communities do not offer medical services or assisted living, they often provide activities and special facilities, such as tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pools, fitness centers, and more. Planned group activities and exercises may include arts and crafts, continuing education, aerobics, yoga, and others.

Retirement Communities Profession Details:


Retirement communities vary by cost and services offered. However, they are typically designed specifically for seniors. Living spaces may be smaller and maintenance, yard work, and possibly housekeeping, services are provided. Applicants to retirement communities must meet age requirements, be partially or fully retired depending on the specific community, and be able to care for themselves independently and without assistance.

Retirement Communities Associations:


National Active Retirement Association, American Seniors Housing Association, American Association of Retirement Communities.


Retirement Communities FAQs:

Do retirement communities offer medical services?
Typically, retirement communities do not offer medical services on site. However, 24-hour staff can help contact medical personnel in case of an emergency situation. There may also be transportation options to nearby medical care.

Are retirement communities expensive?
The cost of living in a retirement community varies widely depending on the facility, type of housing, and amenities offered. However, there are subsidized senior housing options for low income individuals.

What types of retirement communities are there?
Some of the retirement communities include:

Active adult communities: May provide activities and promote active lifestyle
Continuing care communities: May provide independent, assisted living, or nursing care facilities.
Assisted living communities: Provide supervision and assistance with everyday activities.
Non-institutional communities: May encourage family involvement.
Hospice communities: Provide comfortable facilities for terminally ill seniors.

How does a person choose which retirement community is best suited to them?
The best retirement community facility is one suited to your individual needs. You should determine where you want to live (type of climate, proximately to family members), your current health requirements, your activity level, budget, and what extra services you want included (meals, transportation, security). Then find a retirement community in the city and state that you would like to live.

What are the benefits of a retirement community?
Most retirement communities have open floor plans and easy accessibility for those with limited mobility. Retirement communities are maintenance free; you don' have to cook, clean, or worry about repairs or maintenance to appliances. Retirement communities have age specific activities and many other residents who share the same interests. Safety and security is of high priority to retirement communities.

Who shouldn't consider residing at a retirement community?
Retirees and seniors who require extensive care should not consider a retirement community. Often, these facilities cannot offer the proper level of care.

What is the difference between a retirement community and a nursing home?
A retirement community offers flexible living options for retirees who want to keep their independence but who also want to live maintenance free. A nursing home is for seniors who have serious or chronic health issues that require a great deal of care.

What are some services available at a retirement community?
Extra services include meal service, laundry service, pools and recreational facilities, library, games room, pharmacy and physician services. Public transportation (private buses) is usually offered to drive seniors to local shopping centers, churches, or other places.


Retirement Communities Related Terms:
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