What Is An Assisted Living Retirement Village?

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When looking at your housing options for retirement, you’ll likely come across the phrase assisted living. If you’ve been wondering what is assisted living and why assisted living would be a good option for you, keep reading to discover everything that’s included when you choose to live in an assisted living retirement village in the future.

What is Assisted Living?

For anyone that isn’t ready for the amount of care you’d receive at a nursing home but no longer feels they can live alone or receive in-home care, assisted living offers the perfect in-between solution. Here at Kingsdown Retirement Village, staff are on hand daily to assist with any issues you may have, and you’ll have access to a 24hr emergency health line. Assisted living can help you with day-to-day tasks and is suitable for anyone who needs assistance with dressing, bathing, or simply just getting around. While it’s not necessary that our residents require an element of care to live with us, it’s reassuring to know, should the time arise in the future where this is needed, you’ll be able to benefit from additional care in the comfort of your own home.

When it comes to your living space, this will vary between assisted living retirement villages. At Kingsdown Retirement Village, we offer bungalows and apartments for our residents, and it will be entirely up to you which you believe is the best option for your current needs. On top of that, you’ll enjoy communal spaces for social activities, and you can receive as little or as much help as needed throughout your time living with us. We are sometimes also asked by residents, what is supported living? Supported living is sometimes used to describe a similar service but often refers to individuals with disabilities who receive assistance to help maintain their independence.

Why Choose Assisted Living?

For both the individuals living with us and the children and families of our residents, assisted living offers peace of mind while also allowing residents to maintain their independence for years to come. Your family will know that you are receiving the help that you need, and you won’t have to put yourself into any dangerous situations while trying to take care of yourself alone. We understand that many individuals today are reluctant to enter a nursing home but are also no longer able to stay in their own home. It’s a good compromise for anyone in this situation, and you’ll still feel like you can maintain your independence to the best of your ability.

With assisted living, staff will be available to help you all day, every day, and they can take you to any medical appointments you may have or assist with your daily medication. On our site, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, and it’s a great way to meet other residents. One of the biggest concerns for individuals moving to a new retirement village is loneliness, but here at Kingsdown Retirement Village, you’ll find there’s plenty going on for our residents. You’ll quickly make new friends in no time at all, which helps to reduce any loneliness you may be feeling. Finally, you can sleep soundly at night knowing there is always someone on hand to look after the property and that you are living in a secure environment.

Here at Kingsdown Retirement Village, we work with a selection of local registered care providers who can offer services similar to those listed above. However, we understand that no two individuals require exactly the same care, so we will help you put together a tailored care package to offer the assistance you need to maintain your independence. Alternatively, if you already have care in place when you arrive, via friends or family or someone you’ve been working with for many years, you can continue with this. We work to offer a flexible solution that gives you a choice about the care you receive. As you progress in life, you may find you need more care, and we’ll be here to support you every step of the way to find the right package for the current time in your life.

For more information about assisted living and Kingsdown Retirement Village, don’t hesitate to contact our team today. We’ll be happy to discuss the various care options on offer here and what would be the best solution for you to help maintain your independence while receiving the support you need for your daily life.

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Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 12’7

Kitchen area: 12’7 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 13’4 x 10’4

Bedroom two: 11’4 x 7’8

Bathroom: 8’6 x 6’8

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Room Metric Imperial
Living/Dining Room 7.25m x 3.5m 23.7ft x 11.4ft
Kitchen area 3.5m x 2.1m 11.4ft x 6.8ft
Bedroom 1 3.6m x 3.0m 11.8ft x 9.8ft
Bedroom 2 3.6m x 3.0m 11.8ft x 9.8ft

Total area: approx 67.55 sq metres (750 sq ft)

Plots: 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 22, 25, 28, 32, 33, 35, 36

* Floorplans and dimensions are taken from architectural drawings and could vary during construction and are provided for guidance only. Floorplans are not to scale.

Room Metric Imperial
Living/Dining Room 7.25m x 3.5m 23.7ft x 11.4ft
Kitchen area 3.5m x 2.1m 11.4ft x 6.8ft
Bedroom 1 3.6m x 3.0m 11.8ft x 9.8ft
Bedroom 2 3.6m x 3.0m 11.8ft x 9.8ft

Total area: approx 67.55 sq metres (750 sq ft)

Plots: 4, 8, 11, 12, 15, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41

* Floorplans and dimensions are taken from architectural drawings and could vary during construction and are provided for guidance only. Floorplans are not to scale.

RoomMetricImperial
Living/Dining Room8.4m x 4.2m max27.5ft x 13.7ft
Kitchen area3.6m x 2.5m11.8ft x 8.2ft
Bedroom 13.6m x 3.0m11.8ft x 9.8ft
Bedroom 23.6m x 3.0m11.8ft x 9.8ft

Total area: approx 78.69 sq metres (844 sq ft)

Plots: 3, 5, 14, 17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 34, 42

* Floorplans and dimensions are taken from architectural drawings and could vary during construction and are provided for guidance only. Floorplans are not to scale.

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 14’10

Kitchen area: 12’7 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 13’4 x 10’4

Bedroom two: 11’4 x 8’2

Bathroom: 8’6 x 6’8

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 11’8

Kitchen area: 12’7 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 16′ x 12’7

Bedroom two: 14’4 x 11’4

Bathroom: 8’5 x 6’8

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 11’8

Kitchen area: 12’7 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 16′ x 10’4

Bedroom two: 14’4 x 7’8

Bathroom: 8’5 x 6’8

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 11’8

Kitchen area: 12’7 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 17’7 x 10’4

Bedroom two: 16′ x 7’8

Bathroom: 7’8 x 6’8

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 14’10

Kitchen area: 12’7 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 16′ x 12’1

Bedroom two: 11’4 x 8’1

Bathroom: 8’5 x 6’8

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 12’4

Kitchen area: 12’4 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 17’7 x 10’4

Bedroom two: 11’4 x 8’2

Bathroom: 8’5 x 6’8

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 11’8

Kitchen area: 9’8 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 13’4 x 11’4

Bathroom: 7’2 x 6’2

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 12’4

Kitchen area: 12’4 x 5’9

Bedroom one: 16′ x 12’1

Bedroom two: 11’4 x 6’5

Bathroom: 8’5 x 6’8

Lounge / Dining area: 17’3 x 11’8

Kitchen area: 9’8 x 6’2

Bedroom one: 15’4 x 12’7

Bathroom: 7’2 x 6’2

Monthly/annual costs to be collected by Bluehill’s Developments Property Management Company


apartment (1 bed) apartment (2 bed) bungalow
monthly service charge (PM) £200 £240 £285
ground rent (PA) £450 £450 £450
total monthly cost £237.50 £277.50 £322.50
total annual cost £2850 £3330 £3870

*monthly cost is approximated based on annual ground rent inclusion.