Depending on your personal circumstances, the level of in-house daily personal care and support services available in a retirement village may be a consideration. ‘Independent living’ provides the lowest level of personal care services where ‘assisted living’ or ‘serviced apartments’ provide a higher level of daily personal care services to meet mobility and health needs. Naturally, the level of care provided within a retirement village does have an influence on the demographics of the community. For example, an ‘independent living’ retirement village will often be a ‘relatively new to retirement’, active community with an equal mix of both men and women.
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