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.