Things to Know when Choosing a Retirement Village

  • What security does the village offer?
  • Security arrangement for periods when you are absent such as a trip overseas
  • The availability of emergency call systems
  • Domestic assistance
  • Personal care assistance
  • Home maintenance
  • Home modification assistance and rules
  • Whether there are personal care facilities such as a hairdresser and beauty salon
  • The onsite eateries and restaurants
  • In-village entertainment such as cinema, media room, theatrette, library, games room and music room.
  • Whether in-home food service is available
  • The level of on-site nursing care and medical care
  • The arrangements for visits from dentists and allied health professionals
  • Pharmacy prescription arrangements
  • Medication help
  • The sporting facilities such as billiards, bowling green, tennis court and swimming pool
  • The rules relating to guests
  • The nature and frequency of organised outside trips
  • Transport for shopping or appointments
  • Art and craft classes
  • Is there a ‘Men’s Shed’ workshop?
  • Whether pets are allowed
  • Whether there is a residents’ Committee
  • What the dispute resolution process is
  • The nature of assistance that is given in selling the property
  • Whether there is an associated or nearby serviced apartments or aged care facility
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