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    1425 SW 350th St
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    32738 2nd Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    33815 32nd Ct SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2010 312th St S
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    31428 28th Pl SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2804 SW 315th St
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    5003 SW 325th Pl
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    31219 7th Ave S
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    32124 9th Ave S
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    3237 SW 325th St
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2904 SW 314th St
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2213 S 362nd St
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    2255 S 308th St
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    30440 11th Ave S
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    31002 14th Avenue South
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    33014 41st Way S
    Federal Way, WA 98001
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    30841 44th Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2631 SW 320th Pl
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2635 SW 335th Ct
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    31903 42nd Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2731 SW 314th Street
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    2249 S 287th St
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    1805 Southwest 317th Place
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    806 S 295th Pl
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    1524 S 328th St
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    942 S 293rd St
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    32013 41st Avenue Southwest
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    31205 8th Ave S
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    32290 1st Avenue South
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    32290 1st Avenue South
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    491 South 338th Street
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    2731 SW 314th St
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    31601 42nd Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    31904 42nd Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    32707 6th Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    31444 13th Ave SW
    Federal Way, WA 98023
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    36521 25th Avenue South
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    909 South 336th Street Suite 200
    Federal Way, WA 98003
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    3615 107th St NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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    4407 62nd St NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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    10610 Crescent Valley Dr NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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    4700 Point Fosdick Dr NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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    5917 Soundview Dr
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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    4700 Point Fosdick Drive Northwest
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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    4411 Point Fosdick Drive Northwest
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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    10321 Crescent Valley Dr NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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    10610 Crescent Valley Drive North
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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    1715 42nd St NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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    4416 146th Street Northwest
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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    3444 Erickson Street
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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:
seniors, geriatric care, independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, hospices, home-care, terminally ill, Alzheimer's disease, maintenance free, active living, housing options, over-50 retirement communities, over-60 retirement communities, retirement homes, senior housing, active adult communities, continuing care retirement community.