Why Choose Park Home Living
You might be coming to that point in life when you are starting to consider your options for later life. Perhaps you are coming up to retirement or you’ve reduced the amount of time you are working so that you can pursue other projects and hobbies or travel the world. Maybe the family home is too big and it’s time to move on. There are several options open to you. For example, some couples decide to stay in their current home and look to adapt it to better suit their changing needs as they grow older. However another option is to sell up and use the profits to move to an assisted living site, sheltered accommodation or maybe even one of our Park Homes.
Staying in Your Current Home
If mobility is one of your concerns for the future, there are some adaptions that you can make to your existing home. In terms of getting in and out of the bath and shower the addition of grab rails is a good start to ensure stability. Removing the bath altogether and installing a walk in shower with a seat is also another option. Larger changes occur when you start to add a stair lift, but this can increase the length of time you can stay independent in your home. Peace of mind is achieved when you look to get a medical life line alert device installed. It operates via a pendant you have around your neck. Press it and assistance will be on the way.
Moving to Sheltered housing
Sheltered accommodation brings a much greater sense of independence than you might think. You can rent or buy a place and find yourselves in a great little community. You can choose from a house or apartment and you can find spaces for individuals as well as for couples. The sheltered housing is monitored by a warden and an alarm system.
Assisted living options
Again this is an option that allows you to set your own levels of independence but still retain the support that you might need. You’d stay where you are, so a bungalow or accessible apartment might be better, but here staff will come in and deal with things like medical care, food and drinks, shopping and cleaning etc. Another advantage is that the Quality Care Commission regularly inspects such places to ensure they meet the proper standards.
Living a Park Home life
A fourth option is the Park Home. These are more suited for the active elderly couple who want to have the peace of mind and knowledge that they are in a community of similar aged people. There is also the added advantage of the security provided on site. The Park Home offers an affordable alternative to purchasing bricks and mortar plus there is full freedom given to the owners when living there. Warranties come with all of the properties giving you reassurance. Our parks have a vibrant community, which means when you buy one of our plots or homes you can be confident in knowing you are moving into a supportive environment with people who are at a similar stage in their life to you.