The Difference Between Retirement Villages and Aged Cares

Your retirement should reflect your life’s work, filled with ease, joy and peace. At Karidis Retirement Villages, we know the importance of making an informed decision. Whether retirement villages in South Australia or an aged care home, each option presents unique benefits and potential challenges. Let’s delve into the distinct differences between these two living arrangements.

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Retirement Villages: Independence and Flexibility

Retirement villages are best for mobile people living relatively independently, requiring little medical care. Retirement villages in Adelaide provide living that is both active and social, with maintenance, landscape services and amenities such as swimming pools, recreation rooms and gardens, ensuring you can enjoy your retirement to the fullest.

There are also various models of retirement villages in South Australia that offer different fee structures and services, providing options to find what suits your needs and budget best.

Aged Care Facilities: Comprehensive Care and Support

On the other hand, residential aged care facilities, often called nursing homes, are designed for individuals who need regular medical care and assistance with daily activities, such as personal care, feeding and toileting.

These facilities have nursing staff available 24/7 and facilitate visits from doctors and allied health professionals as needed. Aged care homes also provide scheduled meals, laundry, room maintenance and organised social activities, ensuring a secure and supportive environment for their residents.

Making the Choice: Your Style, Your Decision

Your choice between retirement villages in Adelaide and an aged care home largely depends on your preferences, health status and care needs. Retirement villages in South Australia offer a vibrant, active social life for those who can live independently.

At the same time, aged care homes provide higher care and support for those who need it. It’s essential to evaluate your current and future needs, visit various facilities and discuss your options with a consultant to make an informed decision.

Whether you’re considering one of our retirement villages in Adelaide or exploring aged care options, our team guides you every step of the way. Call Karidis Retirement Villages on 08 8414 7900 to learn more.

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