Retirement Villages and Retirement Homes

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This is a great option for a lot of people when they
Retirement villages vary in the services they
provide depending on needs.

Some a very lavish, and very large, with stand-alone
houses, others might be smaller, with units, and some might
have a lodge type set-up with apartments or rooms.
Retirement homes also can fit into this category on a
smaller scale.

Villages can be a resort styled with activities. It may be
based around a lake or near the beach, usually a large golf
course is included and shopping facilities.

Houses are generally 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms with garages
etc. priced from $300,000 to over $600,000. Of course this
is for the a very grand resort type retirement village. You
can also lease at $1,100 to $2,500 a month.

Retirement homes can be on a much smaller scale and
generally have three main categorties they fall into.
Active, Semi-Active and assisted.

Active basically means the residents are physically fit and
actively take part in life, and they usually provide
amenities such as golfing, boating etc.

Semi-active has residents who are still independent but may
need assistance in some areas or want a medical source on
hand constantly.

Assisted is basically residents with full medical care, and
generally need assistance in their everyday life, and need
medical staff daily.

If you factoring a retirement village or home into your
retirement planning, have a good look around. Once you find
a few perfect candidates go for a visit before you choose.