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Retirement Villages

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Retirement Villages are communities’ complexes that offer residential facilities and residential aged care for older adults.  Currently, the retirement villages have been providing integrated levels of health care and providing RCA (Residential Care Accommodations) for the seniors who need support from caregivers. This RCA facilitates you in several ways, and even if your physical needs changes in due course, you can still stay in the same community.

The retirement villages are beneficial particularly for partners as they can stay at one place and attend each other needs or if one partner needs more support, they can stay in this RCA together. If you want to consider taking up the residential village accommodation, then you should get approval from ACAT (Aged Care Assessment Team) or ACAS in Victoria.

But, when you want to stay in the Retirement Village, you have to make separate payment for accommodation for residential care, and the payment is mandatory even if you are already staying in a retirement village. It is suggested to find if your entry payment can be refunded quickly so that you can pay the payment for accommodation. Also, inquire if you are eligible for state funding so that it can pay your residential aged care expenses.

Some people feel that their life starts after their retirements, in a way it is true, it’s a new stage of life that allows you to take a break from your hectic life and permits you to enjoy the rest of your life.  The retirement allows you to do whatever you like to do like gardening, participating in social group activities, or volunteering.  However you want to spend your retirements is equally important where you want to spend your retirement life, and more people prefer to live in a retirement village.

According to the 2014 report provided by the Property Council of Australia, shows that there are more than 2,300 retirement villages in Australia and over 184,000 seniors are living in the retirement villages. But, now, this figure might have doubled as more seniors opting to live in retirement villages.

The retirement villages are offering different types of accommodation options, facilities, and services. The facilities include golf courses, swimming pools, 24hr emergency assistance, and social events. Also, the retirement village is the best option for seniors as they can stay with the like-minded people in the community, and also they can enjoy the independent life and live their own lifestyle.

However, the living expenses are cheaper in retirement village as the same sized home in the same area is affordable. The retirement villages also provide rental properties, which mean you can enjoy all the benefits provided by the retirement village community without actually owning it.

Villas and ILUs:


Villas are also known as ILUs (Independent Living Units). These ILUs are designed for seniors who need a minimal or no assistance with the regular activities and allow you to enjoy all the benefits in the retirement community.

You can find one bedroom villa to four bedrooms villa in different designs and shapes, including terrace housing arrangements or medium or high-rise complex to semi-detached or stand alone building.