Retirement Villages

The difference between luxury retirement villages and luxury nursing homes boils down to one thing- and it’s something you really need to consider when making your retirement choices.

retirement-village-AlburyLuxury retirement communities are villages where you have your own high spec home but also have care and services, such as nurses and cleaners, available should you require it. If you are looking to enjoy your retirement, there is always a restaurant to dine in and various social activities which can be the main draw.

We thought about it for some time and decided the retirement village option would be the best. Both my wife and I work full time and would not be able to assist her or keep her company during the day. If she bought a new house, she would feel isolated and lonely.

Luxury nursing homes are similar in that they offer a high standard of décor and 24-7 availability of caretakers and nurses. In a luxury nursing home the food is fresh, cooked by a chef, and you have options as to what menu you desire. There is a busy social life you can be part of, and there are usually also special details like a hairdressers on a concierge and the premise, plus a chauffeur should you wish to go out.

We investigated the retirement villages in our area of Albury , to see what they could offer. We didn’t start out thinking we would find a fairy tale home for my grandma, with lots of friends and interesting activities for her to do all day. We just wanted a comfortable safe place for her to live, which was not far away from us.

One important thing is to have your attorney look over the application to move to any one of the various types of retirement villages and explain it to you and your spouse, if there is one. There is no universal agreement and regardless of how much you like a particular place, you want to be confident of your legal rights and remedies in the event there is any problem. In return, you will likely find a new home that is close to your old one, if that is what you are seeking, or near your job, if you are still working.

Make sure that you can live comfortably in the community’s environment. Depending upon your taste and requirements, there is a right retirement community out there for you.

Being close to my grandmother, it really became up to me to decide where she should live after her house was sold. There were a few options, she could live with us, buy a new smaller house, or move to a retirement village.

Each retirement village has its own specialties and services. A person can be as young as fifty-five to qualify for admittance to a retirement village, the typical age is closer to the upper sixty to seventy year range. One important thing is to have your attorney look over the application to move to any one of the various types of retirement villages and explain it to you and your spouse, if there is one. We thought about it for some time and decided the retirement village option would be the best. We investigated the retirement villages in our area, to see what they could offer.

A person can be as young as fifty-five to qualify for admittance to a retirement village, the typical age is closer to the upper sixty to seventy year range. A spouse can be younger, and retirement is not mandatory.

Each retirement village has its own specialties and services. Some villages provide services similar to the ones offered to a patient admitted in the hospital, such as a full time care food, taker, and laundry.