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5 Ways Extra Care Living Has Transformed Retirement For Elderly

February 5, 2021

Until now, you’ve spent your whole adult life working towards retirement – but now that it’s time to actually start planning for it, you may be feeling a little daunted. 

Extra care living has transformed retirement in so many ways. Below, we’ve outlined just a few of the ways that assisted living can ensure you have a smooth, safe and reassuring transition into retirement:

Extra care living retirement home: living area

Extra Care Living Supports an Independent Lifestyle

Retaining independence, particularly for those entering their golden years, is an important part of a happy, healthy lifestyle. Entering retirement doesn’t mean you need round-the-clock care; with extra care living, you’ll live amongst a community of like-minded individuals, with help on hand when needed. 

At an extra care living development, you have your own home, and can do as much or as little as you like. You have control over your food, finances and day-to-day living, meaning you can remain independent, whilst enjoying a relaxing lifestyle.

Lady eating cakes in dining area at Extra Care property

Access to Professional Care

Extra care living has made it possible for you to live your life as you please, with a little (or a lot!) of support whenever it’s required.

With care tailored to your personal needs, you can rest in the knowledge that, should you need professional care, it’s available at your doorstep, allowing you to enjoy peace of mind for an enjoyable retirement life.

Young caregiver handing cup of tea to elderly resident

Enjoy a Bustling Social Life

With all your neighbours being part of your generation, you’d be hard-pressed to not have a thriving social life! 

Most extra care living developments offer a variety of communal spaces for socialising, such as a coffee shop and restaurant. An on-site cinema, too, means a night at the movies is just a short walk from your home! 

At Friary Meadow, our retirement development in Hampshire, we encourage our residents to socialise and keep fit regularly. Our neighbouring hotel offers exclusive discounts for our residents, allowing them to take full advantage of their health and leisure facilities. To find out more about retirement life at Friary Meadow, take a look around our website.

Enjoy Living in a Home-from-home

It’s important to feel comfortable in your new home, so that you have the freedom to make your own decisions and personalise your space.

There are many benefits to downsizing and moving to a retirement development, aside from making your space your own: many of their services include laundry, shopping, cleaning and maintenance, ensuring its residents have the time for plenty of socialising! 

Extra Care Living: Group of retired individuals enjoying coffee and sweet bakes

Extra Care Living: The Benefits of Downsizing

Making the decision to leave your family home and downsize can be difficult. However, extra care living has transformed retirement by making it easy for your family to visit, as often as you like. 

Extra care living has also transformed retirement into a lifestyle that supports relaxation, peace of mind and independence. In the beautiful setting of Friary Meadow, residents are free to live their lives exactly as they wish.

To find out more about our retirement development, do take a few minutes to browse our website.