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Retirement Villages and Retirement Homes This is a great option for a lot of people when they retire. Retirement villages vary in the services they provide depending on needs. Some a very lavish, and very large, with stand-alone houses, others might be smaller, with units, and some might have a lodge type set-up with apartments or rooms. Retirement homes also can fit into this category on a smaller scale. Villages can be a resort styled with activities. It may be based around a lake or near the beach, usually a large golf course is included and shopping facilities. Houses are generally 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms with garages etc. priced from $300,000 to over $600,000. Of course this is for the a very grand resort type retirement village. You can also lease at $1,100 to $2,500 a month. Retirement homes can be on a much smaller scale and generally have three main categorties they fall into. Active, Semi-Active and assisted. Active basically means the residents are physically fit and actively take part in life, and they usually provide amenities such as golfing, boating etc. Semi-active has residents who are still independent but may need assistance in some areas or want a medical source on hand constantly. Assisted is basically residents with full medical care, and generally need assistance in their everyday life, and need medical staff daily. If you factoring a retirement village or home into your retirement planning, have a good look around. Once you find a few perfect candidates go for a visit before you choose.
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