Are retirement villages a good idea?

Are retirement villages a good idea?

Because retirement villages are purpose-built for older people, they offer many lifestyle and practical benefits. Residents enjoy a strong sense of community, feel safe and secure and can enjoy more quality time with family and friends.

Can you still work and live in a retirement village?

Anyone who is 55 and over can live in a retirement village, whether you are retired or still working part time.

Why do people leave retirement villages?

The main reason a retirement village might close is because the operator wants to sell the land to a developer so that the land can be used for another purpose. This is known as ‘change of use’.

What is the difference between aged care and retirement village?

A Retirement Village is primarily self-care, i.e. you look after yourself, & choose to make the move to a Retirement Village (if you are over 55 years of age). An aged care facility requires the potential resident to have an ACAT assessment, & usually involves some level of care, either personal or nursing care.

What is the difference between a lifestyle village and a retirement village?

A retirement village contract will usually give you the option of a strata title or leasehold when you’re selecting accommodation. Lifestyle villages tend only to provide you with the option of a rental agreement. These rental agreements enable you to purchase the house and rent the land that it’s built on.

How do I choose a retirement village?


  1. Decide what type of village will suit your lifestyle.
  2. Visit multiple villages before choosing your preferred destination.
  3. Speak to existing residents – they’ll always give you fearless and frank advice about their village.

How much does it cost to go into a retirement village?

While not all villages charge this fee, many do. Entry fees can range from as little as $100,000 to over $2 million, depending on the village’s location, age and facilities.

Is a nursing home and a retirement home the same?

What is the difference between a retirement home and a nursing home? The goal of retirement homes is to give older adults independence, recreational activities, places for socialization, and enough medical facilities in the area. On the other hand, nursing homes are for ill seniors who need regular attention.

What is a rest home vs nursing home?

Those in a nursing home need frequent hands on care of professionals because of their changing medical condition and/or the physical strength of staff to move from one position or place to another. While those in rest homes require only minimal assistance or reminding to get around.

Do you have to be 55 to buy in the villages?

The Villages is a retirement community for which at least one person in a household living in The Villages must be 55 or older. No one under the age of 19 may permanently reside in the Villages. You may have visitors no more than 30 days per visit. You do not have to be 55 or older to buy a home in The Villages.