A retirement village is a different concept than the old age homes in which there is only one building dedicated to the senior citizens and they have to live in it and abide by all the rules and routines of the old age homes. Many people considered that these kind of old age homes are miserable for the people of such age and that they are not actually happy there because it gives them the feeling that they are being kept there rather than living there. The retirement village is the trend which is far more modern and unique and is way better than this in many aspects. The idea of the retirement villages is becoming very popular in many countries around the world such as the USA, New Zealand, Australia and now also in UK.
What is the difference in retirement village?
First of all, as the name represent, it is an entire community rather than one building, what old age people do is buy one apartment or rent it in the retirement village where they are able to resume their daily life routine in whatever manner they like as someone would do in their own home but they would have access to support and care services such as fetching groceries and medicines and needing help with certain kind of households or cleaning and these services are given to them on their demand.
Because the old people rent or buy the place therefore, it is their home and they can bring in their furniture, could decorate the house however they like it and could invite their friends and families to stay with them whenever they like. Sometimes, they themselves pay for the demanded services and the care and other times their next of kin does.
This idea of the auckland retirement villages is very excellent to many old people because it gives them the right to live their life and gives them the freedom and peace of their own home.This idea of the auckland retirement villages is very excellent to many old people because it gives them the right to live their life and gives them the freedom and peace of their own home.
One another important thing is that because everyone lives in the close community which means that the like aged people could plan various activities together and could visit each other as they have more free time and this is how they are not left alone.
The exit fee:
Although in some old age homes there are not much of the charges but in the retirement houses, there is additional charges which is taken from the person itself if he or she decides to leave or in case of their demise these charges are collected from their next of kin. Due to this fee, this model is not suitable for everyone because the charges keep on piling up for as long as the resident live in the retirement village. These fees are rather high and are not affordable by many people. Although governments in various countries are investigating this aspect to reduce these charges to avoid any kind of distress.