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 February 27, 2015  /  Comments Off on Retirement Living Options

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You’re reaching the age of retirement and it is time to think about your living arrangements. There is a range of options available. The most important thing to think about is where you will feel most comfortable and can have the best quality of life. You might be finding your current housing situation difficult to manage and be ready to downsize or maybe you need to make a few changes in your current home in order to stay there. If you need to change your living situation, the below can help. Here’s a list of the living options you have in retirement to get you started on thinking what’s best for you.

Renting

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It’s important that you consider the availability in your area and the price you can afford to pay on the rent each month. Think about what security of tenancy it offers. If you are a tenant of a local authority or housing association, you may also be able to downsize and there are sometimes financial incentives to transfer to a smaller property.

Adaptions

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If you don’t want to move away from your beloved current home, you can make adaptions to make your home easier to live in. These adaptions might include hand rails in the bathroom and mobility chairs to help you get up the stairs easier. There are many companies who will supply and fit the adaptions for you. If you are not sure where to start and need more information about getting help at home then use this guide from Age UK:http://www.ageuk.org.uk/Documents/EN-GB/Information-guides/AgeUKIG17_Adapting_your_home_inf.pdf?dtrk=true

Park Homes

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You may find the idea of living in a Park home is the right choice for you. The park homes are usually fully furnished single storey houses that are perfect for you and your spouse to live in. Park homes usually have great communities who all look out for one another. You usually pay the site owner a fee for the pitch on which the home is installed. This goes towards the maintenance of the common areas of park and the services provided. Find out more about care homes by visiting http://www.theparkhome.net/what-is-a-park-home/

Retirement/Care Homes

Moving to a retirement/care home is a big decision to make and there are many things to consider. It’s a place where you can form new friendships, provided care and a safe, comfortable place to live. Care homes are staffed 24 hours a day and all meals are provided. Care homes sometimes provide nursing care too, so make sure what levels of care are provided before you move. There are different types of retirement homes, some offer accommodation and help with personal care such as washing, dressing and going to the toilet, others provide those services as well as nursing care. If you are interested in a retirement homevisit www.extracare.org.uk to find out more.

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