Co-Location: The New Buzzword in Retirement

Seniors embracing each other

Smart aged care providers are offering a great service called ‘co-location’. This consists of retirement living alongside aged care homes, and encourage residents to live well at every stage, as well as offering peace of mind for families.

Co-Location: Taking Care of Your future

Today’s retirement village living means your villa is designed for your changing future care needs. Typically, they are single-level living spaces, with no interior steps, a bathroom that can be adapted for grab-rails or a chair, wider corridors, and disability-accessible communal areas.

While this is great for those with limited mobility, having an aged care facility next door ensures, should they need more permanent help, they don’t need to move far to get it. This arrangement is particularly good for couples. At a time when care needs can change rather abruptly, having a retirement living and aged care home in the same community provides them comfort, knowing one partner will not have to make another move, should one of them need to transition to 24/7 nursing care, usually located right next door.

Maintenance and Security

Seniors having a consultation

Co-location villages are no different in layout to traditional retirement villages. A purpose-build retirement villa offers a maintenance-free lifestyle, with a manager and dedicated team there to take care of communal gardens, village facilities, and listed inclusions inside your villa to keep it in tip-top shape.

Residents can leave the heavy lifting to others, and spend time doing things they love with those they love. Residents and their families can feel secure, with villas fitted with 24/7 emergency call systems.


Retirement living nurtures good health, wellbeing, and social connections. Many singles love village life as it offers an opportunity to enrich their retirement, surrounded by a good old fashion community, with likeminded people. It’s a prime time to make new friends, catch up with old acquaintances, try a new hobby, or join a local club.

Luxurious Lifestyle

Many retirement villages have a resort-style club, which becomes the heart of the village. These clubs offer a wide range of amenities and activities, designed to encourage residents to live a happy and healthy life. Also available for use are outdoor pools, indoor gymnasiums, lounge and dining areas, and even hair salons and suites for private allied health services.

Live well at every stage of your retirement with peace of mind knowing there is a helping hand just around the corner.

Courtesy Thompson Health Care

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