What is Retirement Village?
Retirement Villages also called retirement communities or care villages are relatively new to New Zealand but are growing rapidly, offering a variety of housing types, an extended range of facilities for older people, and attractive settings.
Retirement Villages are generally large developments consisting of individual properties that are available to buy, rent, or part owner.
The villages offer bungalows or independent flats, with central leisure facilities such as restaurants, shops, swimming pools.
What is housing like?
Housing in a retirement village is usually an independent flat or bungalow, but one that is basically that allows people to enjoy freedom, security, and privacy that comes with owning your own home and having "their own front door". The best Tasman retirement village location in Nelson.
There is usually no garden to worry about and people are free from the worry of maintaining a traditional home.
There are normally terms relating to living in a community setting – some do not allow pets, for example, so be sure to check for any restrictions.
What care can I receive?
In general, living in a retirement village can give you access to flexible care, tailored to meet your needs at the time. There are different kinds of care services provides to old age people.