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!
Now that my husband is beginning to settle into his care home, I wanted to write and thank you for all your help and expertise in finding a suitable care home for him at a time when I was finding life very difficult.
I do not think I could have managed without you. I appreciated your practical support in organising all the visits and even return visits with other members of my husband’s family.
Your knowledge of how to assess a home and to know what to look for in any assessment cut out hours of my time trying to understand reports, particularly at a time when I could not think straight. Your understanding of my emotional situation was a real blessing.
Although the care home we chose is not in my immediate neighbourhood, I am still convinced that it suits his needs and he will settle in well to this new environment.
To find an expert in the unchartered waters of care homes at a time of personal distress was wonderful.
Very many thanks.
With every good wish