5. Use safety devices
Any home should have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If you have mobility issues, a personal fall detection device may also be a good idea. If the home has stairs, a chair lift is highly recommended.
A professional such as an Occupational Therapist or a Physical Therapist can help you assess your home for such dangers. In later years, your safety and comfort in your own home are paramount to living a happy life, free of worries.
Finally, a home safety assessment is recommended which can be done by yourself or with the help of a professional. Don’t leave it too late as often home safety assessments are performed after a fall has already happened.
At LifeCare Residences, our exceptional retirement communities are designed with the optimum safety and comfort of residents in mind.
Apartments have fluid open plan layouts, allowing for easy movement without having to worry about clutter and the possibility of knocking items over. As well as the expected convenience of level thresholds, step-free access and automatic opening doors, doorway widths are designed to accommodate wheelchair access if required.
Kitchens benefit from low-level cabinets and sinks and integrated appliances, such as dishwasher drawers – all of which have been thoughtfully incorporated for ease of use.
Many of the contemporary bathrooms benefit from walk-in showers and baths. They also come equipped with grab rails for extra support.
Safety features include 24-hour emergency call systems, giving residents the reassurance that help is nearby whenever needed.
But with LifeCare Residences it’s not just your apartment that facilitates independence, your living space extends beyond your immediate home to include a wealth of services and communal facilities onsite. Hotel-inspired facilities may include:
• Concierge service
• High-class restaurant
• Private courtyard garden
• Swimming pool
• Spa pool
• Billiards room
• Hobbies room
• Chauffeur service
• Minibus service
• Carpool service
• Nursing home
• Guest apartment
One benefit of living in a retirement community is the access to 24/7 care. The dedicated team of professionals at LifeCare Residences is trained to the highest standards and our care services are rated by CQC.
In our pledge to make your life as comfortable and safe as possible, we offer you personalised care, which can be modified to reflect your changing needs. Should you require further help and attention, our expert domiciliary and nursing care team is always on standby. You could not be in safer hands. Domiciliary care is available within the privacy of your apartment. This service is designed to support residents who may require help with activities including personal care, household tasks and any other activity that allows them to maintain their independence and quality of life. Services include:
• Personal care (including assistance with showering/bathing/getting dressed)
• Managing medication
• Assistance with walking or mobilising
• Help with waking / going to sleep
• Household tasks and meal preparation
• Clinical care
Our aim will always be to facilitate your own independence, but we are here to provide a helping hand should it be required (24 hours a day, seven days a week).
At our London retirement community, Battersea Place, we have a fully-staffed nursing wing with 28 suites. Our community in Dorchester, Somerleigh Court, benefits from an onsite nursing home that offers a variety of award-winning care including dementia care.
LifeCare Residences is setting the standards in retirement living, being to go-to choice for retirees. Our communities are truly exceptional places to live, filled with all the comforts your heart desires, underpinned by the reassurance of care if required. Every detail has been considered for your comfort and safety. We offer a level of security, safety and peace of mind that few homes can provide. LifeCare Residences communities facilitate a rich, independent lifestyle, complemented by outstanding care services.
With LifeCare Residences, you may choose from a wide range of living styles to suit your needs and preferences. You will have the opportunity to be involved in community life, socialise with other like-minded individuals and discover new interests.
LifeCare Residences is a renowned retirement community operator with over 30 years of experience in enriching lives. Our commitment is to deliver outstanding care, authentic choice and unrivalled hospitality with facilities of a five-star hotel quality.
Further details can be found on www.lifecareresidences.co.uk or by phoning 0800 009 6950.