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Senior living services at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

At our independent living community, residents find the support they need with everyday tasks.

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Independent living

Ideal for seniors who seek a simpler, relaxing lifestyle and can live on their own without daily assistance. Leave chores like laundry, cooking and home maintenance to us while you engage in the passions you enjoy most and discover new ones! We offer:

  • 24-hour staffing
  • Scheduled courtesy transportation
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Recreational activities and entertainment
  • Emergency call systems in all apartments
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Older adult woman smiles while enjoying ice cream at a senior living community

Temporary stay

Sometimes called a respite care or rehab, temporary stay is available for seniors who need extra support and monitoring for a short period—such as recovering from a surgery or injury, or while a caregiver is away.

This is also a great way to see if a senior living community is right for you. You’ll stay in a spacious, furnished apartment and have access to all our community’s amenities and services throughout your stay.

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A physical therapist helping a senior stretch his tricep.

Access to the care you need, all under one roof

As a resident, you will be able to personally select third-party healthcare providers that may be available to provide services in the community, including: physicians, nurses, podiatrists, homecare, and hospice services.

Frequently asked questions about independent living

What is the difference between independent living and a nursing home?

The main difference between an independent living community and a nursing home is the level of medical care provided to residents. Independent living communities do not provide medical care or clinical support, whereas nursing homes (often called skilled nursing facilities) do. 

The focus in independent living communities is on convenience and helping residents maintain an active and social lifestyle, whereas the focus in nursing homes is on providing medical care and needed support. Senior living communities cannot provide clinical services like IV therapy, wound care and 24-hour nursing supervision. 

However, many communities offer on-site therapeutic services, visits from 3rd party medical providers, home health care and hospice services.

What does independent living cost in Raleigh, North Carolina?

There are many factors that affect pricing. This includes the location of the community and the type of apartment, such as a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment. However, the cost of independent living at our community in Raleigh begins at $2,350 per month.

What services are included in independent living rent?

Moving to an independent living community can help you save money! Expenses that are usually included as part of the monthly rent include utilities, basic cable and Wi-Fi (in some communities), groceries, meals, cleaning/housekeeping, maintenance, transportation services, and of course, activities to keep you entertained! 

There are many options available to help pay for independent living, including long-term care insurance policies, life insurance conversions, bridge loans and more. If you meet certain financial and health requirements, Medicaid may cover some costs for assisted living. Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care in an assisted living facility. 

You may also be eligible for assistance through other federal programs and agencies. These include the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. 

Are medical services offered on-site?

In general, independent living communities are designed for older adults who don’t usually need significant assistance in their day-to-day lives. 

However, some communities have an on-site or visiting third-party clinical and medical provider who can make home visits for residents. Some communities also have third-party on-site home health, hospice, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic home visits.

What is respite care/temporary care?

Respite care, also known as temporary care, refers to a short-term stay at a senior living community. The stay ranges from a few days to a few weeks in a furnished apartment with access to community amenities and services. 

We offer this option for seniors in need of temporary residence. That could be due to a caregiver’s absence or a recent illness or injury, or even just for those who want to try out our community before making a permanent move.

My decision [to move here] was made along with my son after visiting Independence Village and finding everyone very warm and friendly. I really enjoy the arts and crafts, bingo and the friendly people I have met here. It has turned out to be the perfect place for me and the staff is superb! Phyllis C.