Retirement?! Deciding where to live – decisions, decisions

If you have been living in your home for a number of years but are thinking about making the move to somewhere more manageable, there is a lot to consider. Moving out of home after you’ve retired can be a difficult and emotional decision, particularly if you have been in the family home for a long time. However, it’s important to prepare for your later years and focus on the opportunities a retirement property could provide.

There are several options available, depending on your personal circumstances. McCarthy & Stone‘s retirement properties offer a choice of lifestyles and accommodation. They are designed to show how much enjoyment you can get from your later years.

Whether you want to spend less time on domestic chores and more time on the finer things in life, or perhaps you need a bit more help with day-to-day living, you can find new opportunities in a retirement development.

What are the options?

  • Later Living

After running the family home for so long, you might want to spend your time in later years enjoying life, rather than spending time doing mundane tasks and household chores. Continue to enjoy your own privacy and independence but in an environment where you can benefit from a little house help and enjoy the companionship of other homeowners.

  • Assisted Living

Personalised care plans mean that you will always get the support you need but are still free to enjoy your independence. All retirement apartments are designed around the needs of homeowners so you won’t have to worry about finding space to park your mobility scooter or bending down to load the washing machine.

What are the benefits?

Retirement accommodation helps you to feel safe and secure in your home, but with the knowledge that help is never too far away.

It’s all the little things that can make a huge difference to quality of life. It’s not necessary to spend later life worrying about how you’ll maintain the property or how you’re going to get the shopping – all that can be taken care of for you.

Enjoy the freedom that retirement brings by knowing that you don’t have to worry about the day-to-day running of the development, and that all shared areas are maintained to a high standard. If you require further support, you can even enjoy hot meals from a serviced restaurant and have help getting in or out of bed.

It’s important to remember that moving into retirement property can mark the start of your freedom and independence, rather than the end of it.

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