Many studies that have been undertaken in recent years have concluded that older people are likely to live a longer and fulfilled life if they are able to have the independence of living in their own home rather than having just a room in a nursing home. Extra-care homes, sometimes referred to as very sheltered housing, provide services and facilities that allow you to live in a house or apartment even if you have reduced mobility or need some nursing attention.Learn more by visiting Reasons for Getting Accommodation At a Retirement Village
Extra care homes are available for ownership, part ownership or rent, and some extra care homes also offer short-term accommodation for those who recover from a hospital stay and need intermediate care before returning home.
Accommodation complexes range from a small group of apartments developments to full retirement villages. Apartments are built or converted and equipped with older people in mind, so you can expect to find useful features such as a walk in the shower or wet room, emergency call system and accessibility for wheelchairs.
Facilities provided vary from location to location but could include a restaurant, shop, hair salon, health club, computer room and library. Some retirement homes with extra care also have a handyman who can be called in for all those little jobs that need to be done around your home. Transport to local shops or to your nearest town may also be assisted. You have the pleasure of a garden, whether you are walking or sitting in it, or simply enjoying the view from within, without any effort to maintain it.
Many retirement homes provide one or more guest suites that residents can reserve to stay in for a visit with friends or family. This is an ideal solution for many people who do not wish to have a spare room just for very occasional use but who still want to be able to invite guests to stay. It also means that there is no work involved in having guests, as they will take care of the change in bed linen and the cleaning.
Personal and nursing care will be provided to suit your needs, so a caregiver could provide shopping or meal preparation assistance or cook meals for you and feeding assistance if needed. Similarly, a full housekeeping and laundry service can be provided from help with difficult jobs. Nursing is available at all hours including help with medication management. Other benefits for the residents include good security and socialising opportunities.