Independent living options for older people

Independent living apartments, often referred to as retirement villages or complexes, offer older people a totally independent style of accommodation. Often purchased as 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, independent living is usually meant for older people with little to no care needs and can be ideal for those looking to downsize. 

What is included in an independent living facility? 

independent living retirement apartments for older people in the ukAt an independent living scheme or retirement village, you will own or rent your own modern apartment, fully fitted with everything you need to continue living independently.

While apartments will be fitted with modern kitchens for you to prepare and cook their own meals, some developments will have onsite restaurants where residents can enjoy freshly prepared meals cooked for them by an onsite chef with the company of other residents. 

Support may be available 24 hours a day should you require assistance. 

The benefits of independent living for older people

  1. Independent living can be a great way to alleviate loneliness in older people, as schemes will provide opportunities to take part in new activities, go on days out, and socialise with other residents and volunteers in communal areas 

  2. If you or your relative are struggling with the day-to-day tasks that come with maintaining your own home, moving into an independent living apartment can be a great way to downsize and give you less to manage

  3. The facilities available to residents at independent living schemes are usually excellent, with many now including restaurants and swimming pools such as at our Girton Green retirement apartments

Independent living for older people near me

At Abbeyfield, our HCA regulated independent living schemes are all about ensuring you can remain as independent as possible, safe in the knowledge that support will be there should you ever need it. We offer high quality independent living retirement apartments all across the UK that are ideal for older people with few or no care needs.

Have a look at the independent living options we have available: 

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