Hillcrest offers a surprising variety of living arrangements from studio apartments to single family homes and everything in between. No matter what your needs, Hillcrest offers you choices.

Hillcrest services are available through a flexible approach, so you build your own package of dining, housekeeping, and transportation.

Living at Hillcrest is also about enjoying the freedom to pursue your lifelong interests and finding new ones. Interspersed throughout the community, you’ll find there are a variety of services and amenities to engage your mind, strengthen your spirit and stimulate your body.

Diverse social and recreational programs are inspired by resident interests. Activities range from hiking to crafts to lectures to field trips. There is an active volunteer program that benefits Hillcrest as well as surrounding communities and local organizations.

With all the choices Hillcrest offers, you’re sure to love your life!

Independent Living in La Verne, California

There is a typical misconception that senior living communities are just for long-term care. It's one reason older adults do not think about transferring to a community until they need treatment. Yet that mindset means missing out on so many incredible advantages independent living has to offer. Senior independent communities are all about lifestyle preference — not a form of senior care. 

What is independent living?

Independent living provides housing alternatives for elders. There are age-restricted neighborhoods that provide homes to those 62+ years young. Hillcrest Retirement Community in La Verne, CA is a continuing care retirement community that provides independent living options as well as assisted living and memory care.

You'll discover all sorts of living options such as apartments, cottages, townhouses, condos, and duplexes, in a variety of sizes and layouts. There are so many options to choose from. 

These residential neighborhoods provide an active way of life with freedom from the responsibilities of home maintenance. Independent living services are designed to make things simple and convenient. House cleaning, laundry services, dining options, transportation services, and overall security are the most commonly offered. Often there are fitness centers, swimming pools, beauty salons, workshops, art studios, and craft rooms. There can even be entertainment common areas and movie theaters amongst many, many other options.

Beyond all of that, there is an abundance of social activities and excursions to select from.

Health and fitness classes are offered and adapted for seniors. There are opportunities for imaginative expression in writing, art, and music. There are even lectures, courses, and workshops offered by local institutes or universities.

What is the difference between assisted and independent living?

Independent living communities primarily focus on serving the social needs of residents, as many are able to live independently without much support. Whereas, assisted living communities support those who need assistance with activities of daily living while allowing residents to live as independently as possible.

Independent senior living communities are all about lifestyle preference — not a form of senior care. This means that they're typically more affordable, but unlikely to be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance. Assisted living, by contrast, greatly expands upon the level of care a senior can expect at home.

Why choose independent living sooner than later?

If you ever get a moment to have a chat with residents from senior living communities, most of them will tell you they should have made the move sooner. Here are some common reasons why:


They don't have to manage the expenses and problems of caring for a house or yard any longer. No more worrying about laundry or cleaning up after a meal. They simply have more time to do the things they like. They finally have time to learn new hobbies that they could never do before. If they had made the move faster, they might have been enjoying it even longer.

Active Lifestyle

"There's so much to do here, you cannot fit all of it on your calendar." This is a comment we hear often. It's not uncommon for residents to realize just exactly how little they were actually doing when they lived in their homes. But now, with numerous social opportunities, so many possibilities are right at their fingertips.

Social Connections

Social seclusion can be devastating to your physical and psychological well-being. As an independent living resident, social connections are made each day in the variety of activities, clubs, outings, and celebrations.

Accessibility of Care

As healthy and balanced as you may be now, you just don't know if or when your wellness will change. Relocating into a continuing care community as an independent living resident gives you accessibility to quality care right when you need it. Making the option to move early has been a true blessing to numerous residents who had an unforeseen health issue.

What is the average cost of senior independent living?

According to the National Investment Center, the typical independent living normal monthly rate is around $3,200-- although month-to-month charges can vary anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000 or even more. Independent living communities vary widely. You need to take into consideration the area of the country you live in and what type of services and amenities are included.

Come See For Yourself

To completely comprehend what independent living could provide for you, you need to visit one for yourself.  We at Hillcrest - A Remarkable Retirement Community, in La Verne California are happy to arrange a tour as well as introduce you to our joyful residents.


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