Retired or planning retirement? There are many retirement and seniors living options available in Australia.
If you’re unsure about what solution is best for you and your family, we hope that this article will help shed some light on the options you might be considering.
By far the most popular form of retirement living, retirement villages provide safe and secure accommodation to over 55-year-olds around the country. They offer residents the ability to enjoy an independent lifestyle for longer, before moving to an aged-care facility later in life when medical needs become more prominent.
A retirement village normally comprises a group of one to three-bedroom villas and units in a bigger communal complex. Units and villas are designed with the needs of aging residents in mind, with larger corridors, carefully designed bathrooms, and additional aged care inclusions for safe and secure living.
The main reason people are attracted to retirement villages is the companionship and sense of community they can offer. In fact, retirement villages often provide access to big communal areas and recreational facilities.
Residents don’t own the house or unit they live in. Retirement village contracts outline a lease tenure whereby residents pay a lump sum when they join the complex – which covers the lease for the time they are likely going to be residing in the property.
Serviced apartments are very similar to retirement villages in principle. However, serviced apartments are smaller, usually studio or one-bedroom units, with a small kitchen suited to light meal preparation only.
Serviced apartments are also designed to be age-friendly and are a common alternative for those that don’t want to retire in a full house and don’t feel comfortable or are unable to live fully on their own before transitioning to a nursing home.
Similar to retirement villages, residents enjoy a strong sense of community and companionship. Moreover, serviced apartments cannot be owned by residents and they work off a lease tenure with an initial lump sum payment.
With Grantdon Applecross, Norup + Wilson have truly re-imagined retirement and seniors living. Their vision was to create a retirement and seniors living solution that would combine quality apartments with top-class care packages for the changing needs of their residents.
Discover how Grandton Applecross offers all the very best parts of retirement living and luxury apartments living in one of Perth’s most affluent riverside suburbs:
1. Spacious and Luxurious Residences
Located in the heart of Applecross, on Kintail Road, Grandton Applecross features 80 independent apartments – with a choice of one, two, and three-bedroom residences.
The apartments are age-friendly, with quality specifications including electric induction glass cooktops, stainless steel oven, dishwasher, and built-in microwave.
2. Own Your Home
Grandton is now a strata titled retirement village with no “Exit Fees”
Unlike retirement villages and serviced apartments, residents will own their Grandton home the same way they would any other apartment.
3. Aging In Place
Whether they choose to live on their own or with a partner, residents can own and live in a spacious apartment that changes in time with their needs thanks to a menu of personal and clinical care packages tailored to their requirements.
This allows Grandton residents to avoid the final move to an institutionalised nursing home because they will have access to all the care they need from the comfort of their very own apartment.
To cater for more serious medical requirements that cannot be attended to from the apartment, 10 private suites will be made available to all residents.
4. Connection To The Community
Living in the heart of Applecross allows residents to stay connected with their family, friends, and the wider community. They can enjoy the proximity to the river and discover the renowned cafes and restaurants in and around Applecross.
To enrich the sense of community within the building, residents will also have access to a wide choice of recreational and service facilities including yoga and wellness rooms, a beauty salon, day spa services, cinemas, lounges, and dining facilities.
Does Grandton Tick All Your Boxes?
Get in touch to learn more about Grandton Applecross and register your interest.