Lately these thoughts are in my mind, I am far away (hopefully) to be in this situation but as I meet older people all the time looking to sell and move into a retirement place I decided to visit a few.
I was not impressed. They were dreary and didn’t seem there were enough carers to look after everyone in some of the places. I know where I wouldn’t like to go.
I prefer not to mention the places I did not like but I do have to mention the one I was most impressed with and that is Woodlake Retreat in Kingsley
I sold the home for a very lovely elderly couple who went and lived in the Woodlake Retreat and I always visit them and ask “Are you happy here?”
And their answer is always the same “Very happy!”
When I asked them Why? They didn’t even have to think. They said “They enjoy daily activities which helps the day go faster” Receive up to 6 meals a day, There are group outings on buses, They have movies to watch and there is always someone around to talk to and help when they are needed.
I am very impressed with the place and thought I would let other’s know that there are places to go when you need to that offer a great lifestyle.
There is a waiting list but if you prepare yourself now you can wait for 6 months to a year and have a nice place for your mum and dad to go.
Maybe your considering this for yourself? Well I recommend Woodlake Retreat so why not give them a call and organise a viewing to look at your options.
Or you could always just plan to move in with your kids…… hehe