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Retirement Communities

Retirement communities could be defined narrowly or broadly. In the narrow sense, retirement communities could be defined as residential facilities that are purpose built for people who are retired from the paid workforce and offer support and services related to the needs of the people living in the facility. More broadly, however, retirement communities could be defined as places where people reside with full independence (if desired) and with connection to other retirees within relatively close proximity, and are provided services for elder care.

The range of retirement community housing could include nursing homes, which offer a very high level of care for older adults, including medical staff on the premises, through to assisted-living facilities for people who live in a housing complex with some independence, ...

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