Vertical retirement villages: On the up!

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Maarit Heinonen-Smith
Associate Director, IBI Group and Lead for Retirement Living & Senior Care, 08/07/21

Exploring the vertical retirement village concept

Vertical villages combine all current living options available to older people in one large development, often vertically, consisting of 250-300 apartments in one development. They offer the full continuum of accommodation with care, from independent living to extra-care to memory care and full personal care, and invariably provide options to rent or purchase.

Operators offer a selection of ‘care-ready’ studio, one-bed or two-bed apartments, each of which can cater for frailty, mobility and cognitive impairments, supported by a care package tailored to the specific needs of the individual or couple. Support can be added if or when needed, including offering what would, in the UK, require a move into a residential care or nursing home. Read in full at…

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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