5 Benefits Of Independent Living Schemes

Retirement is something most older adults plan for and look forward to over many years. Being free to pursue old hobbies, explore new passions, travel, and spend time spoiling the grandkids are just a few of the perks of retiring. Sometimes, however, the burdens of home ownership put a crimp on a senior’s desire to live a more carefree lifestyle.

If you’re wondering if a senior independent living scheme is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle?

Once you're ready to downsize, you may find your choices overwhelming. But to make the decision easier, consider what benefits independent living schemes have to offer.

Benefits of Independent Living for Seniors

A common misconception about independent living for seniors is that it’s for elderly individuals. Many turn away from the idea because they fear their independence will be taken away and they will no longer have the chance to enjoy their favourite hobbies and activities. However, nothing could be farther from the truth.


Having the flexibility to follow your own schedule full of visits with friends and family is the best part of independent living. Having your own suite with all your neighbours right down the hall or eating dinner in the same dining venue offers the best of both worlds.

Whether you choose independent living as a chance to slow down, cut back on social commitments, make new friends, or make socialising more convenient, this level of senior living provides every opportunity.

Peace of Mind in Independent Living

Being in a senior living community means easy access to health and other wellness services.

As independent living is a type of senior living, often communities have assisted living and/or memory care on the same campus should your health needs evolve over time. This makes for an easier transition since you’ll be able to remain in familiar surroundings and maintain continuity in care. Plus, communities are designed with accessibility features as well as emergency response systems for added peace of mind.

Safety and Security

In the basic sense, this means protection. It also means ensuring that our residents’ needs are met, and emergencies are discovered and responded to in a timely fashion. In our communities, we solve this by taking care of all maintenance and offering residents 24-hour safety pendants and security personnel on-site.

Free Time

Seniors often transition from their own homes to independent living schemes because of the freedom gained. Downsizing from a large home minimises personal chores, errands and time spent on home maintenance. Residents find that independent living gives them the time to pursue other long-delayed interests.


Not only does independent living remove home maintenance, but it also provides additional everyday convenience. Depending on the home you choose, amenities can range from trash removal to transportation, to in-house hairdressers, or laundry services.

In addition, some communities have extra services such as dry cleaning, travel planning, deep cleaning, reservations, appointment administration, etc. Senior living in an independent living community is designed to streamline your life to give you the time to do the things you want to do. If you’re looking for free time to enjoy your retirement, consider independent living.

How Do I Sign Up For An Independent Living Scheme?

Registering for an independent living scheme has never been easier. To sign up you must create a Let’s Move account through Accent Housing.

Being an Accent resident has plenty of benefits. The benefits include a 24/7 on-call repairs service that you will additionally have immediate access to.

Registering is quick and simple; we can help you through the process if needed. Once you have registered, you can start to look for suitable independent living schemes in Lancashire.

You can apply and sign up for homes that you believe are perfect for your individual circumstances. In addition to this, you can create and set alerts, so you don’t miss a thing.

Contact Us

Accent Housing has been providing homes for a diverse range of people since 1966. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

If you would like to find out more about independent living schemes, get in touch with our friendly team. You can call us on 0345 678 0555 or send us an email via customerservices@accentgroup.org

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