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What to Expect in an Independent Living Community

Many seniors love how independent living communities reduce unwanted stress, hazards, and fatigue in their lives. Independent living communities take care of housekeeping, yard work and meals while still allowing residents personal space and the dignity of making their own choices. These communities usually provide seniors with an apartment that has a small kitchen, bathroom, living room, and one or more bedrooms. Those who want a small space may even find that some independent living communities offer studio-style apartments. Seniors can invite guests over and enjoy their rooms however they see fit.

Independent living communities often also include the following:

  • Numerous opportunities for socializing and exploring new activities
  • Easy access to public or community-provided transportation 
  • Meal plans for community dining as well as kitchens for seniors who like preparing their own meals
  • The ability to keep small- and medium-size pets such as dogs and cats
  • Housekeeping, laundry and groundskeeping services 
  • 24-hour staff on-site who can be contacted if a problem arises

For a more detailed look at common amenities, check out our guide to independent living communities. 

What Couples Should Know About Independent Living in Las Vegas, NV

While the Las Vegas strip may be the main attraction, the year-round warm weather in the city is one of the many appealing reasons to retire here. A relatively low cost of living and no state income tax may draw even more seniors to Las Vegas. There are many independent living communities for seniors to retire to and enjoy the diverse culture, close communities, walking trails, natural areas and 37 golf courses

Some great activities senior couples can enjoy include strolling through a variety of museums, exploring downtown Vegas, going to a baseball or hockey game, swimming at Lake Mead National Recreation Area or studying the flora and fauna along nature trails at Red Rock Canyon. Las Vegas has a growing art community and the First Friday monthly block party is a great way for seniors to be introduced to the Las Vegas art scene. Many areas of the city have seniors centers that provide social activities allowing residents to continue living independently with the opportunity to make new friends. 

Paying for Independent Living in Las Vegas, NV

The average cost of independent living in Las Vegas is $23,160 versus the national average cost of $30,600, approximately a saving of $7,440 annually and with no state taxes making this state to be desirable for seniors. 

The annual cost of living in an independent living community can range anywhere from $12,000-$42,000, depending mostly on the amenities, room type and cost of living in the area. In addition to using personal retirement income, annuities, long-term care insurance, or cashing out an existing life insurance policy, some seniors can use Social Security funds, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments granted due to disability or low-income or HUD-provided housing assistance such as vouchers. Another route many seniors choose to fund their independent living stay is renting out or selling their homes that they won’t need once they move or taking advantage of a reverse mortgage

Our guide provides a more in-depth look at independent living costs and solutions for those who want to learn more. 

How to Choose an Independent Living Community

When choosing an independent living community, it’s best to consider many factors, including the community’s proximity to loved ones and medical care, the state of repair that the facility appears to be in, the attitude and efficiency of the staff, the cost of both rent and services, the facility’s pet policy and more. 

Comparing multiple communities can help seniors and their families figure out what they value most in an independent living community. During tours of these communities, staff members should be available to answer questions. To help with the touring and comparison process, we’ve included a checklist full of pertinent questions that anyone can download and print for themselves.

Transitioning to Independent Living

Independent living communities, rather than memory care or nursing homes, are often the first place seniors move to when they realize they need a lifestyle change. The necessity of letting some possessions go and the reality of leaving a home and neighborhood after possibly decades of residence there can make transitioning to an independent living community difficult. These communities are often friendly places, but being in a new environment still initially triggers feelings of loneliness in many seniors. 

Having a strategy for dealing with the challenges of moving can make the transition to an independent living community a positive experience. We’ve created a downloadable step-by-step guide for tips to making this transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Independent Living Resources in Las Vegas, NV

There are many other resources and activities for seniors in Las Vegas, use the table below to learn about the options available for older adults in the area.

ResourcePhone numberDescription
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley(702) 633-7264Several transportation services are available to seniors living in Las Vegas based on their individual needs. Some volunteer driving services and senior ride programs offer discounted rates, depending on the services required.
Las Vegas Senior Center(702) 229-6011Las Vegas has many senior centers that offer a variety of programs. Membership is $10 and seniors gain access to all facilities in the city. Although some activities may have additional costs, facilities have classrooms, computer labs, billiards room and other social groups and excursions included.
Foster Grandparent Program, Catholic Charities(702) 382-0721Low-income seniors have an opportunity to earn a bit of money helping children in underprivileged schools learn how to read in the Foster Grandparent Program.
Doolittle Senior Center(702) 229-6011The Doolittle Senior Center has a variety of facilities for seniors to use, including a card and game room, computer lab, health services room and a library. It adjoins the Doolittle Community Center where there is a cardio/weight room and swimming pool. Classes are offered in both facilities.

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Victoria

I visited this facility

Review of Vista Park Retirement Community

I liked that Vista Park Retirement Community is a brand new place. They're not anywhere near full. They still have a lot of open spaces, so everything is very modern, clean, and well put together....

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Donna

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Country Club at the Meadows

Just a quick note about the Thanksgiving dinner ..... it was great! Plenty of delicious food, beautiful decorations, many door prizes, and great company. Rachelle, the volunteers, and the whole...

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Independent Living

Jerry

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Sun City Summerlin

We're pretty happy with Sun City Summerlin. We chose it because our children live nearby. It is a well-known retirement community. They have activities available. They have all the restaurants...

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