For people with an active lifestyle this type of independent accommodation offers the freedom of their own unit or apartment, within the safety and security of a retirement community.
Independent living options come in many shapes and sizes, from large communities with hundreds of villa's, boutique sized villages with only a handful of units and retirement apartments in a vertical village.
This type of accommodation is also referred to as supported or assisted living. They're a combination between retirement living and an aged care home where you can live independently with access to various levels of care and assistance.
Residents of serviced apartments are generally mobile and independent but require some help with daily living activities. Services can include cleaning, laundry, assistance with personal care and nursing care.
Read more about retirement living and what to consider when you're thinking about moving into a retirement village.
Choosing a retirement village can be a big decision, so it is important to discuss all aspects of a potential new home. Make sure you understand all the ins and outs and know your rights and responsibilities before signing on the dotted line. And the only way you can do that is by asking questions.Read more