What Is Extra Care Housing? – Lifestyle Living For The Over 55’s

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Here at Kingsdown Retirement Village, we understand that not everyone’s needs are the same regarding care and support. We believe that all of our residents should enjoy the flexibility of choosing who will provide their care while still experiencing all of the benefits of our community. One of the most commonly asked questions when looking at properties for retirement is what is extra care housing? Today we’re going to take a deeper look into lifestyle living and how extra care housing at Kingsdown Retirement Village can benefit you or your family member in the future.

What is Extra Care Housing?

Extra care housing is the ideal solution for anyone looking to maintain their independence. You’ll choose one of the stunning apartments or bungalows on our property, which have all been designed with your needs in mind. However, unlike typical retirement properties you may have viewed, extra care housing offers you a flexible solution for your care and support. We understand that some residents may only need minimal help each day or week to begin with, but may want to increase their care in the future. Extra care housing is adaptable to the ever-changing world we live in and can be increased and decreased when needed.

What Services are Included with Extra Care?

The great thing about extra care services is that they are completely tailored to your needs. We understand some residents will only require housekeeping or laundry assistance, but others may need support with medication or dressing. You can increase your care and support for a short term period as required, such as following a visit to the hospital. Thanks to the flexibility of extra care housing, you’ll only pay for the care you need at the times you need it. We know this little extra help can make a massive difference to an individual’s life, and as a potential resident, we’ll work with you to secure the assistance you need to make your day-to-day life more pleasurable. Typical services we receive requests for include meal preparation and cooking, cleaning, local errands, and medical assistance.

Extra Care Housing Options at Kingsdown Retirement Village

At Kingsdown Retirement Village, we offer you the option to select from one of our registered care providers or retain an existing care package you have in place. Many individuals prefer to continue working with an independent care agency or a family member, and we encourage you to select the option that’s best for your needs. You’ll enjoy all of the facilities and activities that take place in the village without being forced into a care arrangement that contains more or less assistance than required. We’ll complete a simple assessment before you commit to your purchase to ensure you receive the help you need as a resident.

Who is Extra Care Housing Suitable For?

Extra care housing requirements vary from location to location, but at Kingsdown Retirement Village, we welcome residents over the age of 55 to our community. For this arrangement to work, we always recommend that residents can live safely on their own or with the support that will be put in place. Many couples find extra care housing to be an excellent option for their needs. Even if one of you needs extra assistance, you’ll find you can continue living together for many years to come. Lifestyle living is the ideal solution for anyone looking to maintain their independence and enjoy a space of their own while still receiving the care they need to safely go about their day-to-day life. For children and family members of residents, they’ll feel reassured that their relative is receiving the care they need while enjoying an excellent quality of life.

For more information about extra care housing at Kingsdown Retirement Village, don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly team members today. Our retirement village aims to foster a traditional community spirit while still offering modern accommodation options to suit your lifestyle. With a wide selection of properties available, you can select from a two-bedroom, three-bedroom bungalow or a one or two-bedroom apartment. The excellent choice of lifestyle living facilities in our community will ensure you’ll enjoy an active and social life for many years to come while feeling safe and secure knowing you are receiving the care you need each day.

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  1. This is an ideal thing for somePeople , but, at the moment it`s not for Me.

    Thank You for your attention

    B S Camm

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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.