Senior & Assisted Living

Senior + Assisted Living

With a warm, sunny climate, a vast array of recreational opportunities and numerous housing options, Southern Nevada is becoming an increasingly popular retirement destination. More than 22 percent of Las Vegas' population is made up of individuals aged 55 and older. Studies show that today's retirees are healthy, active individuals who are looking for exciting, fun-filled golden years. What better place to make that happen than right here in Las Vegas?

While the majority of Las Vegas' recreational amenities can be enjoyed by adults of all ages, there are a vast number of activities, events, services and residential amenities that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of seniors and retirees.

Active Adult Communities

The diverse and active lifestyle of Southern Nevada's senior population is reflected in the many types of senior living communities located across the region. Living arrangements run the gamut from active adult and independent living communities to assisted-living housing and continuing care retirement facilities. With baby boomers hitting retirement age and more and more people retiring, active adult communities are becoming popular across the country. These communities offer seniors amenities such as golf courses, community centers, fitness facilities, cyber cafés and performing arts theaters.

Living & Care Facilities for Seniors

Las Vegas is home to a wide variety of care facilities, offering numerous options for seniors and their families.

Assisted Living Facilities & Homes

More than 267,000 retirees currently make their home in Las Vegas.

There are a variety of assisted living facilities for seniors in Las Vegas. You can choose from independent living housing in master-planned communities. There are some state-of-the-art assisted living communities which provide more amenities such as house cleaning, bathing assistance and shopping services. There are skilled nursing facilities the provide 24-hour care.

AARP at a Glance

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ maintain independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them. AARP is open to anyone over 50 who wants to get the most out of life. In addition to being a powerful voice in advocating for people over 50, AARP offers its' members many services and opportunities for community involvement.

To learn more about these programs or obtain additional information on membership, volunteer opportunities, priority issues and activities, services and products or publications and resources, visit the AARP Information Center located at 5820 S. Eastern Avenue #190, in Las Vegas, or call 1-866-389-5652.

Source: AARP

Choosing a Medicare Plan

5 steps to selecting the plan that's best for you

by Oraida Roman, President of Senior Products, Humana's Nevada Operations

When selecting a Medicare plan, you have a wide variety of choices, so you'll want to select the plan that best suits your needs. Here are five simple steps to help select the best Medicare plan for you.

Community Resources

Source: AARP Nevada

A Senior's Guide to Hiring a Contractor

Warning Signs of Unscrupulous Home Improvement Scams

Don't be a Victim of Unscrupulous or Unlicensed Contractors!

Retiree Demographics

Male: 51.7%
Female: 48.3%
Married: 56%
Never married: 6.3%
Widowed: 25.7%
Divorced: 11.2%
Median household income: $42,550
Homeowners: 85.6%
Renters: 14.4%

Source: Las Vegas Perspective, 2009