Weighing up the benefits of renting or buying a retirement home
There are several benefits of living in a retirement property. If you are thinking about renting or buying a retirement home, we discuss the benefits of each below.
Retirement homes come in all different forms from houses to flats, apartments to bungalows.They are suitable for people who can still live independently, but want to downsize from their home.
There are many benefits of living in a retirement property including being part of a community of like-minded people, finding friendship and companionship, having added security and having the freedom to enjoy doing the things you love – all without having to maintain a house on your own.
If you are thinking about whether to rent or buy a retirement home in later life, read on to discover the benefits of each.
At Abbeyfield, we have a large selection of housing options, including apartments, that are available to buy, rent or lease. Our independent living option allows you to live in a community where you have your own front door, a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom, communal areas where you can socialise with other residents, and an on-call system for extra peace of mind.
We also offer supported housing for older people where you can rent and get the benefit of living in a home, with the reassurance that there is someone on hand, but you can still live independently with your own room. Our supported housing homes also have the added benefit of a community where you have the chance to find friendship and companionship, with communal areas and communal meals, where delicious home cooked food is served and you have the chance to catch up with other residents and share stories.
At the heart of Abbeyfield we have a focus on community, and living together as part of a community is what helps make Abbeyfield special.
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