Retirement Villages usually comprise a number of residential units on common land.
You generally need to be aged 55 or older and to be retired from full time employment to move into a Retirement Village.
Some of the reasons you may consider moving into a Retirement Villages are:
- You are no longer able to cope with the family home
- You like the idea of having more social contact
- You may have friends that have moved there
- You could be transitioning from being independent to getting some care
- They can offer sporting and social facilities that may be attractive for you
- You could be shifting closer to family as you get older
- Your spouse may have died which can make it difficult to stay in your home
A growing number of facilities are offering low care and high care packages to residents and can be an option to traditional aged care facilities.
Some of the things you should consider include:
- What level of care do you need now?
- What level of care are you likely to need over the next 10 or so years?
- At what point can the retirement village no longer provide the care or services I require?
- How do I feel about living with mainly older people?
- How will I fund the next move if I need to go into a higher level of care?
There are generally two types of accommodation options with Retirement Villages:
- Independent Living Units (ILUs)
- Supported Living Units (SLUs)
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