Sometimes you just want to make living in your own home a bit easier and a retirement village can offer a very good solution.
There are a growing number of retirement villages in the UK and they offer everything from an apartment with a caretaker on site - all the way to a luxury penthouse apartment with a clubhouse and a spa and swimming pool, hairdressing salon, restaurant, bistro, library, snooker room, the list goes on....
Several of my clients have been interested in this option, rather than staying at home and managing a large family house. The retirement village allows you to live autonomously without the hassle of managing the garden or worrying whether the leaves are blocking the guttering.
Once you have decided what part of the country you want to live in you can research the villages that are available and find out what they offer. They all seem to provide something slightly different, so you need to make the phone call before you get in your car.
Alternatively you can get in touch with me and I will do the research for you and make the phone calls - and then drive you around so that you can view them all!
At Chosen with Care we want to inform families, before there is a crisis, about the issues that need to be considered when you are looking for a care home. At a recent care event that we organised, we talked about everything to do with care. At the event we spoke to a lovely couple and received this testimonial -
'My Mum spoke to me for quite a while on Sunday, to say how impressed she had been and how glad they were they had gone along. Both my Nanna and Grandma had dementia before they died and my Uncle has it now. They did not know about the affect small strokes have on developing Dementia and following the advice they received, my Dad is going to attend his doctors and demand an MRI scan, as he had a stroke about a year ago.
Thank you from myself as well, this has been really helpfully for my parents.' Jonathan H.