Are you ready to retire? Done with work and ready to finally relax in peace and quiet? If you are, then you should start to consider exactly where you plan on doing that relaxing in peace and quiet. Many people think that they can continue to simply live in their standard accommodations, but for many retirees this quickly becomes untenable since these accommodations take on a burdensome or lonely vibe soon after retirement.
If you’ve yet to be in this situation, you might be wondering why and how this happens. After all, if a home was beloved while you were working the nine-to-five grind, surely it would still be beloved when you’ve got more time to enjoy it?
It might sound strange at first, but the settling in of a new, creeping disappointment with their home life is absolutely normal for retirees since age can make it difficult to keep up with the demands presented by an overly-large house and an increased sense of isolation often sets in as kids flee the nest and friends and family members begin to either pass away or move on to different areas.
Consider Living in a Retirement Village
Many people balk at the idea of living in retirement villages. Their minds instantly fly to a scenario where their freedom has been taken from them, they’re being treated condescendingly, and their every move is curtailed by retirement home staff, who are really nurses in all but name.
This image is, however, very inaccurate these days. Retirement villages in the Sunshine Coast offer a variety of living arrangements and options, one of which is sure to meet your needs and hardly any of which wrench your freedom from you wholesale.
Depending on your needs, you can choose either independent living, serviced apartments, supported living, or flexible living. If you are truly ill and it is time for you to be in full-time care, you can also choose to live in a fully staffed care situation.
A Brief Overview of Your Options
To help you decide which option might be best for you, here is a brief overview of what each of the options detailed above entails.
Independent Living: If you choose this living arrangement, you will live in independent living units and villas amongst other retirees who also want to remain active and self-sufficient.
Serviced Apartments: This is the perfect option for anyone who hates doing daily chores or who needs a little bit of extra assistance with them. These apartments are serviced daily so that you can enjoy your space without any of the associated hassle.
Supported Living: These apartments are serviced and also come with personal carers, who are not at all intrusive and only assist when you need them. If you need a certain level of care but are not yet in need of 24-hour support, then this option is for you.
Flexible Living: If you sometimes need a great deal of support and are at other times able to live perfectly independently, then flexible living is the option for you. It allows you to live independently and access support as and when you need it.