is just that – living as independently as you currently do at home but with the added benefits of security, no maintenance worries, future peace of mind and everything our village has to offer.
As we age, people sometimes have more health concerns and want to live with somewhere with care on hand. All our retirement villages have call buttons with access to 24 hours emergency assistance. We can provide in-home support and care services to enable you to remain living at home as long as you want, safely and independently. A large number of our villages also have Aged Care Homes co-located on site should higher care be required.
Maintaining the gardens, lawn, the exterior of the house and possibly even a pool can be time consuming, costly and exhausting. These onerous tasks are all taken care of at our villages with all costs covered in your weekly levies. Some people may consider downsizing from a house to an apartment outside a retirement village and although there is less maintenance there is still a concern that you may have to find more money for special levies, as well as other issues over which you have no control such as noise and a transient population.
Security and Social isolation
Some people feel a little isolated living at home for a couple of reasons.
Perhaps they no longer hold a driver’s licence or are unable to drive themselves, meaning they no longer have the independence to get out and about to do the shopping or go out to social occasions. At all RSL LifeCare villages, we provide a village bus free of charge for regular trips to the shops . Our buses are also available for various planned social outings organised by the village and residents.
Others have expressed a degree of loneliness of living in their suburban street with their neighbours at work. Living within a retirement village you are part of a vibrant community in the company of other residents with whom many people forge wonderful social connections. A full range of services, facilities and activities at our villages also means you can choose to be as involved as much or as little as you wish.
Considering the move to a Retirement Village
We certainly understand that moving to a retirement village is a big decision to make and you need to be sure you are making the right choice.
“Independent Living” is just that – living as independently as you currently do at home but with the added benefits of security, no maintenance worries, future peace of mind and everything our village has to offer.
Why move to a Retirement Village?
Generally, there are four main reasons why people start to look at retirement living as an option and some of these reasons may resonate with you.
What is it actually like to live in our retirement village?
There are a few ways to get a sense of what it is like to live in our villages. One of the best ways to get a feel for village life is to come and visit us. We hold regular open days and we’d love to meet you. Another great way to find out is to meet with some of our residents for them to share their experience. All our villages also have a monthly activity calendar with a full list of events and activities on offer for those who wish to be involved in village life.
Overwhelmingly the response from our new residents, when asked about how they feel about moving to our villages, say they wish they had done so years earlier.
For more peace of mind in your decision making process
Prior to moving into the village
For your peace of mind it is important to know that any deposit paid towards holding a retirement unit in a village within NSW is fully refundable (unless it is a strata unit) – that is, you can pull out at any time up until settlement which gives you plenty of time to ensure the decision to move is the right one for you.
It is also important to note that there is no Stamp Duty payable on purchases (excludes strata units).
All RSL LifeCare village homes (with the exception of a number of homes at Cherrybrook Gardens) are NOT strata title.
After moving into the village
If you decide to move into any of our villages we offer a 90 day settling in provision which means should you not be happy with your move, as long as you vacate within 90 days of settling in, all money will be refunded to you except for payment of a ‘fair market rent’ for the weeks you occupied the residence.
For more details about protection of the rights for incoming residents please refer to the Retirement Village Act.
Get in touch
We understand the process of entry into Residential Aged Care can be very daunting for residents and families. Below are some suggestions on assisting with making the move into Residential Aged Care as smooth a process as possible. If you require urgent support please call 1300 232 564 or your local RSL LifeCare Aged Care home for assistance.Contact us
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