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Senior Living Communities in Alaska

As older adults enter their golden years, many develop certain needs which can't be addressed through standard living arrangements. Some seniors need help around the house with cooking, cleaning and yard work, while others may require constant medical attention from nurses or physical therapists. Other seniors may be extremely independent but yearn to be around others their own ages. Some people aren't phased by getting old; for others, the experience can be disconcerting or overwhelming.


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Senior housing provides comfort, relief and assistance to meet the needs of the aging population. Older Americans have various senior housing options to choose from. Some senior living facilities provide constant monitoring and regimented activities, while other types provide housing communities for active, able-bodied seniors. Older adults who are considering senior living should speak with their doctors to help weigh their options.

Senior Apartments:

Senior apartments are for independent, able-bodied seniors who want nothing more than to live with others in their age groups. Many senior apartment complexes are similar to standard apartment buildings. However, these complexes meet federal housing guidelines that allow them to prohibit younger people from moving in. Most senior apartment buildings set minimum age requirements of either 55 or 62 years old. The majority of senior apartments rent at just below standard market rates. Luxury apartments are available for wealthy seniors, and low-income senior apartments are available for older adults who would struggle to pay average rental rates.

Independent Living:

Independent living communities -- also known as retirement communities or active living communities -- are designed for seniors who are mostly independent but could use some occasional help. Residents of independent living communities live in houses, cottages or apartment settings, and they enjoy social events such as game nights, shopping trips and exercise classes. Some retirement communities have walking trails, tennis courts and other facilities for maintaining physical fitness. These communities allow able-bodied seniors to continue living their independent lifestyles while still having access to healthcare or caregiver assistance.

Assisted Living:

Older adults who need an increasing amount of help in their daily lives are candidates for assisted living communities. Residents of these communities live in apartment-style units, but their buildings usually contain communal dining rooms, living areas and activities rooms. Assisted living communities employ housekeeping staffs, caregivers, cooks and healthcare professionals who can help residents with numerous daily tasks. Like independent living communities, assisted living communities also provide a wide variety of social and leisure activities.

Nursing Homes:

Nursing homes are the most intensive form of senior housing. These apartment-style communities are for seniors who need around-the-clock monitoring and continued medical attention. Nursing homes employ caregivers, nurses and therapists to address the many needs of their residents. Some nursing homes provide special facilities for residents with dementia, memory loss and permanent or developmental disabilities. There are also nursing homes for residents who are battling serious ailments such as heart disease or cancer.

Alaska Regional Hospital Transitional Care - Anchorage

Alaska Regional Hospital Transitional Care

Alaska Regional Hospital Transitional Care offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Anchorage Pioneers Home - Anchorage

Anchorage Pioneers Home

Anchorage Pioneers Home offers Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Bayview Terrace Senior Housing - Kodiak

Bayview Terrace Senior Housing

Bayview Terrace Senior Housing offers Senior Care in Kodiak, AK.

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Cedar Creek - Anchorage

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Chuda House - Kenai

Chuda House

Chuda House offers Senior Care in Kenai, AK.

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Cook Inlet Housing - Anchorage

Cook Inlet Housing

Cook Inlet Housing offers Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Cordova Community Med Center-Skilled Nursing - Cordova

Cordova Community Med Center-Skilled Nursing

Cordova Community Med Center-Skilled Nursing offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Cordova, AK.

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Denali Nursing Center - Fairbanks

Denali Nursing Center

Denali Nursing Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Fairbanks, AK.

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Downtown Care - Fairbanks

Downtown Care

Downtown Care offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Fairbanks, AK.

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Fairbanks Pioneers Home - Fairbanks

Fairbanks Pioneers Home

Fairbanks Pioneers Home offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Fairbanks, AK.

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Friendship Terrace - Homer

Friendship Terrace

Friendship Terrace offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Homer, AK.

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Glacier View - Seward

Glacier View

Glacier View offers Senior Care in Seward, AK.

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Golden Ages - Fairbanks

Golden Ages

Golden Ages offers Senior Care in Fairbanks, AK.

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Heritage Place Nursing Home - Soldotna

Heritage Place Nursing Home

Heritage Place Nursing Home offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Soldotna, AK.

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Juneau Pioneers Home - Juneau

Juneau Pioneers Home

Juneau Pioneers Home offers Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Juneau, AK.

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Ketchikan Gen Hospital Long-Term Care - Ketchikan

Ketchikan Gen Hospital Long-Term Care

Ketchikan Gen Hospital Long-Term Care offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Ketchikan, AK.

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Ketchikan Pioneers Home - Ketchikan

Ketchikan Pioneers Home

Ketchikan Pioneers Home offers Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Ketchikan, AK.

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Kodiak Island Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility - Kodiak

Kodiak Island Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility

Kodiak Island Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Kodiak, AK.

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Lakeside Terrace - Seldovia

Lakeside Terrace

Lakeside Terrace offers Senior Care in Seldovia, AK.

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Marlow Manor Assisted Living - Anchorage

Marlow Manor Assisted Living

Marlow Manor Assisted Living offers a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Mary Conrad Center - Anchorage

Mary Conrad Center

Mary Conrad Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Mountain View Manor - Petersburg

Mountain View Manor

Mountain View Manor offers Senior Care in Petersburg, AK.

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New Concept - Anchorage

New Concept

New Concept offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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North Slope Borough-Senior Health Services - Barrow

North Slope Borough-Senior Health Services

North Slope Borough-Senior Health Services offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Barrow, AK.

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Northern Lighthouse Assisted - Anchorage

Northern Lighthouse Assisted

Northern Lighthouse Assisted offers a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Palmer Pioneers Home - Palmer

Palmer Pioneers Home

Palmer Pioneers Home offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Palmer, AK.

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Parkside Assisted Living - Anchorage

Parkside Assisted Living

Parkside Assisted Living offers Assisted Living, a Retirement Community, Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Petersburg Medical Center-Long-Term Care - Petersburg

Petersburg Medical Center-Long-Term Care

Petersburg Medical Center-Long-Term Care offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Petersburg, AK.

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Providence Extended Care Center - Anchorage

Providence Extended Care Center

Providence Extended Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Providence Horizon House - Anchorage

Providence Horizon House

Providence Horizon House offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Anchorage, AK.

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Providence Wesley Care Center - Seward

Providence Wesley Care Center

Providence Wesley Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Seward, AK.

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Quyanna Care Center - Nome

Quyanna Care Center

Quyanna Care Center offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Nome, AK.

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Sea View Terrace - Ketchikan

Sea View Terrace

Sea View Terrace offers Senior Care in Ketchikan, AK.

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Sitka Pioneers Home - Sitka

Sitka Pioneers Home

Sitka Pioneers Home offers Assisted Living, Senior Care in Sitka, AK.

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South Peninsula Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility - Homer

South Peninsula Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility

South Peninsula Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Homer, AK.

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Sunset View Retirement Living - Cordova

Sunset View Retirement Living

Sunset View Retirement Living offers Senior Care in Cordova, AK.

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Valdez Senior Citizens Housing Facility - Valdez

Valdez Senior Citizens Housing Facility

Valdez Senior Citizens Housing Facility offers Senior Care in Valdez, AK.

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Wildflower Court Nursing Home - Juneau

Wildflower Court Nursing Home

Wildflower Court Nursing Home offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Juneau, AK.

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Williwa Manor-Wasilla Senior Housing - Wasilla

Williwa Manor-Wasilla Senior Housing

Williwa Manor-Wasilla Senior Housing offers Senior Care in Wasilla, AK.

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Wrangell Hospital Long-Term Care - Wrangell

Wrangell Hospital Long-Term Care

Wrangell Hospital Long-Term Care offers Skilled Nursing/Nursing Home Facilities Senior Care in Wrangell, AK.

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