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Sheltered Housing

Sheltered Housing is the next step often taken from those that prefer domiciliary care opposed to residential care. Sheltered Housing is often a secure apartment block, specifically designed for the elderly, that allows the residents to enjoy their own independence but with the knowledge that the block is being maintained by a warden or supervisor, usually twenty four hours a day.

Although the warden doesn't generally have any care providing experience, they will be there to ensure that the resident is well and acts as first port of call should there be any problems or emergencies that need to be addressed. They will generally make daily checks on their residents well being, liase with family members or doctors as necessary and generally ensure the day to day running of the scheme is maintained.

Sheltered Housing is again useful for those who are able bodied and look forward to providing and caring for themselves, but like to have the security of someone nearby looking out for them, as well as being in a surrounding that is more suited to a retired life.

Unfortunately Sheltered Housing can often be expensive, requiring the resident to sell their previous home to buy into the new scheme. Although sometimes these maybe provided for by the local authority (dependent on a needs assessment etc.) the waiting lists involved are often very lengthy and can cause distress when one is left in their own home without the security they feel they require.

We again believe that Sheltered Housing does have it's place, but those looking for a more relaxed retirement, with the ability to enjoy their latter years in comfort, happiness and familiar surroundings could just as well enjoy our Hotels as they would a sheltered complex.

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