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.

Housing options for older people moving out of their own home

We have a variety of housing options to suit you, whether you are looking to downsize, want to live in the company of others, or are finding it harder to live at home by yourself

Supported Housing

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:
- Own bedroom with en-suite or separate bathroom
- Two homemade meals per day
- Communal areas to socialise with other residents
- High level of independence
- 24 hour on-call system

Independent Living

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:
- Purpose built
- Own front door
- Fitted kitchen
- Wet room bathroom
- Communal areas to socialise with other residents
- Extra care services available as required
- 24 hour on-call system

Residential Care Home

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:
- 24 hour staffing
- Stimulating activities calendar
- Three nutritious meals daily
- Own bedroom with en-suite or separate bathroom
- Communal areas to socialise with other residents
- Personalised care plan

Dementia Friendly Care Home

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:
- All meals provided
- Own bedroom with en-suite or separate bathroom
- Communal areas to socialise with other residents
- 24 hour staff
- Dementia friendly environments
- Personalised care plan
- Stimulating activities calendar

Housing options for older people remaining in their own home

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.

Care at Home

Our Care at Home service can support you, so you can remain in the comfort of your own home and enjoy later life. Trained carers can visit you daily to assist you with daily tasks such as dressing, washing, cooking and cleaning.

Abbeyfield's Care At Home service currently operates in the following locations:


Next steps

Things to consider when downsizing

Planning ahead and making sure you have all the information you need can help make the move into a new home easier and worry free.

Your guide to moving house in later life

Whatever your reason for wanting to relocate, our tips below will help you in your move.

Tips for settling in to your retirement home

At Abbeyfield, we want new residents to feel at home as quickly as possible, so we’ve put together a few tips, as suggested by our residents, to help you settle in quickly.

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