Whether you are making plans for a loved one’s retirement or yourself, it can be a daunting process to find the right kind of aged care for your individual circumstances and budget. With so much information available online, we understand that it can be a little overwhelming to find the best possible retirement solution for the retiree and their family.
To assist you with your decision, we have summarised four aged care options for retirement living in Queensland below, from retirement villages to at home care.
This is a popular option for aged care in Australia. Retirement villages are provide full-time support to the elderly, as well as a sense of community. If dealing with the usual drawbacks of owning a home isn’t for you, like repairs and maintenance, this may be a good option for you. The homes in retirement villages in Queensland are usually leased, meaning that maintenance and repairs are the responsibility of management. They are also built with safety in mind, providing a safe and secure environment at all times. When entering a retirement village, you pay something called ‘ingoing contribution’, which is used for your deferred management fees or departure fees upon departure.
This is a good alternative housing choice for individuals who require little or no assistance. You may opt for simple services like linen cleaning and meals during your stay. Located within a retirement village hub, serviced apartments are usually smaller housing options or units planned to suit people who still desire the community aspect of a retirement village but don’t require large amounts of space