Housing options for older people
If you’re thinking about where you might like to move as you get older we can help. We've listed some housing options for older people for you to explore and find out the difference between each.
Are you starting to think more about where to live as you get older? It may have come to a time where you feel like living in your home isn't as suitable or safe, and although it is not an easy decision there are a number of options available. These include renting, buying, supported housing, independent living housing, residential care homes, dementia friendly care homes, nursing homes and care at home options offered by Abbeyfield.
Whether you are looking to downsize or find somewhere more suitable for your physical needs, finding it more difficult to manage by yourself, want to live in the company of others as part of a community, we have a variety of housing options to suit you. Read more below to find out about the range of options and to search for the right housing option near you.
Supported Housing (also known as Sheltered Housing or Assisted Living) allows you to live independently in a shared house in the company of others knowing there’s staff on hand for a friendly chat, to cook daily homemade meals and support you when you need it. Key features:
Our Independent Living homes allow you to live within your own apartment or bungalow with support from our friendly staff when you need it. Key Features:
Abbeyfield Residential Care Homes have been designed for older people with higher support needs to live comfortably with 24 hour staff to provide support and companionship. Key Features:
Our Dementia Friendly Care Homes have been designed to help support residents living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory loss. Our homes offer the same high quality support you’ll find in our care homes with extra support for those living with dementia. Key Features:
Our Nursing Homes provide the same high quality personal care and support that you would receive in any of our Residential Care Homes but with the added benefit of round the clock qualified nursing care. Key Features:
Staying in your own home could still be an option for you, even if you are struggling with daily activities. Small changes to your home and getting support from trained carers could make all the difference and help you stay at home for longer.
Abbeyfield's Care At Home service currently operates in the following locations:
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