Retirement Living
Retirement Living

Housing options and senior living residence advice

April, 2013

Picking up right where we left off last week, today we continue with our countdown of the various housing options and advice for the elderly and their families and the increasing possibilities for those whose current accommodation is not compatible with the individuals needs.

Having previously looked at renting and home adaptations today we move on to:

Static homes

Alternatively, you may find the idea of living in a static home appealing. Static homes (sometimes called mobile homes) are usually prefabricated single-storey houses installed on a park or static home site. You can contact the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux on behalf of your loved one for regional information and contact details.

Moving abroad

Perhaps they want to change their living arrangements by moving abroad. This is a big decision that requires careful consideration. Before planning a move abroad it is important to consider whether it is the right decision for them. Why are they going? What do they hope for? Are they being realistic? Although living abroad is an exciting new experience, they will still have all the realities and issues of daily life. It is important to find out as much as possible about the country they plan to live in, so that they can be sure the culture and lifestyle will suit them.

Care homes or senior living residence

Moving into care homes or senior living communities is a big decision and there are many things to consider. Choosing the most suitable residential home for a member of your family is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. It’s imperative you have your friend or family members needs and requirements at the forefront of your mind. When it comes to care home reviews, have a read of a this previous article tackling what to look for when visiting potential care homes.

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