Housing options for older people moving out of their own home

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, sheltered 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.

 

Sheltered Housing

Sheltered Housing (also known as Supported 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
Find out more about Sheltered Housing

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
Learn more about Independent Living

Residential Care Homes

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
More information on Residential Care Homes

Dementia Friendly Care Homes

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
  • Personalised care plan
  • Stimulating activities calendar
Discover more about our Dementia Friendly Care Homes

Nursing Homes

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:

  • 24 hour on-site qualified nursing staff
  • Stimulating activities calendar
  • Three nutritious meals a day
  • Specialist furniture and equipment to meet your needs
  • Personalised care plan
Learn more about our Nursing Homes

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.

More about Care at Home

Next steps

Downsizing in later life

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.