Property developers around the country are now offering one or two-bedroom homes exclusively to people over 60. Some even come with pools, fitness facilities, spas, gardens and space for organised activities and social events.
The need for new and modern retirement living options is too great to ignore—the number of people over 65 is expected to rise by more than 50 percent by 2033—but this demand hasn’t been met yet. Specialised retirement house builders now offer homes that are made to high standards and suited to every requirement of later life.
There are two main types of retirement properties available on the market, the one you choose will largely depend on your individual needs and priorities. Independent living properties offer last-time homebuyers the possibility of purchasing their own home in a development without the need to carry out maintenance tasks such as gardening and window cleaning. Assisted living homes, on the other hand, offer the possibility of additional care and security. Some of these properties can feature on-site restaurants, homeowners’ lounges, offer round the clock support and assistance and are situated near essential amenities such as shops and grocery stores.
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The time of clinical facilities is coming to an end—these new retirement living solutions are gaining widespread popularity because they look and feel like home, focus on hospitality and feature ample space and resources designed to make later life independent, easier and more comfortable.
Facts & figures
There are around 515,000 specialist retirement homes in England. This means there is only enough specialist housing to accommodate 5% of the over-65 population. If you have enjoyed reading this article about retirement living, click here to read more on Celebrity Angels on searching for a retirement property.
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