The concept of senior living though surfaced lately during the decade of 90's, and since it has always been a subject of debates. The reason of gaining high importance is that senior and old generation requires constant care, assistance and dignified treatment from their children. However, the problem of modern age is that the younger generation has been made sandwiched generation due to double responsibilities of children as well as parents coupled with preoccupations of jobs and business. Therefore, senior citizens require separate independent and living where their dignity could remain intact and their privacy and independence should not be marred.

The term of senior living has several other alternatives like old living, old homes, care homes and several other regional and local terms. However, the idea is same that older generation and senior citizens must be provided individual and personal care along with friendly cares, peers' companionship and assistance in carrying out daily routines of life like bathing, eating, dressing and getting around. Several other assisted living facilities are also attached with senior living. These facilities are provided after observing the condition of the senior citizens, for several parents need constant care, medical care and daily care. Therefore, different senior living providers provider different assisted living facilities.