Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Is There a Difference Between Senior Living and Assisted Living, and Which One is Best for Me?

Why are seniors moving to Reno?

The senior population in Reno, NV, is expected to grow by 30,000 in the next 10 years. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s a great place for older adults to settle down, but where will they all live? If you’re considering spending retirement in the biggest little city on earth, discover the advantage of assisted living and memory care in a community like The Seasons of Reno.

What’s the difference between senior living and assisted living?

Assisted living is one form of senior living. This service allows you to continue living an independent lifestyle while our associates handle the hassles of life, like cooking, cleaning, and activities of daily living.

Pegasus Senior Living | Gentleman Reading Independently
Comeback Images –

37,000 seniors call Reno home. Nearly 12 percent of those seniors live alone. Finding a place to live that matches your needs and elevates your lifestyle is an important decision that requires research. Consider these options:

Age in place at home
  • Familiarity and comfort
  • Not having to move at an unforeseen time
  • Lack of socialization
  • Paying for in-home care service
  • Paying property tax
  • Paying for home modifications like accessible showers and lifts
Senior apartments
  • Unique communities for people who are 55+
  • Usually provides access to a gym and social events
  • Limited services
  • No healthcare services
Independent living
  • Housekeeping, maintenance, and transportation
  • Activities and social events
  • Your own accessible apartment or standalone home
  • May not have care services you need as you age
  • May need to move to receive higher care
Assisted living
  • The benefits of independent living, but with a higher level of care
  • Private apartment
  • Licensed nurse in most communities
  • On-site physical/occupational/speech therapy in some communities
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medication management/administration and/or other
    engaging activities
    • Community outings for dining and entertainment
Memory care
  • The benefits of assisted living with trained memory care specialists for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Research-based care
  • Secure environment
  • Private or semi-private apartments or suites
  • Engaging mind-healthy programming
Nursing home
  • 24-hour clinical treatment
  • Shared rooms
  • Reserved for chronic conditions

What is aging in place?

To age in place properly, it’s essential to have support from your community, a residence that is accessible, and have reliable access to healthcare services you may need at some point.

Owning a home is a blessing. Maintaining the home and all of its responsibilities is not always feasible as we age. Even if you’re lucky enough to have paid the house off, property taxes, lawn care, landscaping, maintenance, and modifications can add up. The solution: assisted living at The Seasons of Reno.

Can I age in place in assisted living?

Absolutely. In addition to assisted living, our community offers memory care services for those who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. With over six million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s, the need for memory care is at an all-time high.

Should your needs change, The Seasons of Reno will adapt with you. We offer personalized services, so you only receive help where you need it. Assisted living is a higher quality of life. Staying active, socializing, and eating well are keys to a healthier and longer life.

Some of the care and services we offer include:

  • Respite care
  • Bathing services
  • Dressing services
  • Medication management
  • Licensed nurse available
  • Assistance with dining needs
  • On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Personal check-ins throughout the day in our care home

Will I enjoy assisted living in Reno?

It’s like going on a cruise every day. You can be surrounded by like-minded folks while enjoying three chef-prepared meals daily and occasionally grooving to live music and entertainment.

We have many talented residents, furry friends of all kinds, and dedicated team members like Carolyn. She’s cooked the best biscuits and gravy for us since 1989!

There is always something to do at The Seasons of Reno. What interests you?

  • Tai chi
  • Chair exercise
Hobbies and entertainment
  • Library
  • Spacious family room
  • Beauty salon
  • Full-service dining room featuring scratch-cooked meals using seasonal ingredients

What do our senior living apartments look like?

Our modern community will feel like home in no time. We welcome pets and encourage you to decorate your studio or apartment however you’d like. Our spacious layouts include a kitchenette, as well as utilities and basic cable. Welcome to your new home!


Where can I learn more about senior living?

Visit The Seasons of Reno either in person or virtually. Contact us and let us know your preference. See what our residents are up to on Facebook.

Read More About The Seasons of Reno

If you want to learn more about The Seasons of Reno’s commitment to helping seniors in Nevada enjoy their retirement years, we have more interesting and valuable information to share with you. Please sign up to learn more about our events and community happenings!

This website uses cookies as outlined by our Privacy Policy. Learn more