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McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living PLUS properties (formerly known as Assisted Living properties) allow residents to live independently with support to suit their needs.
We also want to make sure that we can help those in retirement to make the right choice for their future. So, to help, we’ve put together this guide to show you what McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living PLUS properties are really like, if you’re considering this as an option.
To start, we’ve answered some of the key questions we get asked about this product.
Our Estate Managers take care of the development and the staff. It’s their job to make sure everything’s running smoothly.
As well as making sure all the staff are aware of what they should be doing at any given time, the Estate Manager is also a point of contact for residents who may have questions or concerns.
They also help residents with their daily needs and are a friendly face for them around the developments – they help to make our residents’ lives that little bit easier without ever infringing on their privacy.
At our developments, we always try to make sure things are as sociable as possible so we can enrich the quality of life.
To make this possible, all our developments try to organise and host as many events and activities in the communal areas as possible. This includes things like regular coffee mornings, film nights and art classes.
We place a big emphasis on creating a community feel at our developments and the activities are a big part of this. Many of our residents quickly make new friends after moving into our properties and we take great pride in this.
However, we also allow our residents to maintain their independence. This means that all of our events and activities are entirely optional, so if a resident would rather spend their time in their own apartment then they can. Every resident can spend their retirement doing the things that they love.
Residents never have to lift a finger when it comes to the gardening. This is handled by expert teams who ensure that the landscaped gardens always look perfectly manicured.
The emergency call service is available 24/7 for peace of mind. Many RLP developments also have a 24-hour site presence, so residents can get the help and support they need, no matter when they need it.
The variety of the services that can be provided is one of the key benefits of choosing a Retirement Living PLUS property. Residents can receive one hour of care each week included within their service charge, but this can be increased if required.
Plus, if you increase the amount of care you need and your circumstances change, you can lower the amount again. You only pay for what you need, when you need it.
You also get a choice in the care you receive, and each package is tailored to your needs. Whether you want the teams at your development to do the cleaning, grocery shopping or simply run some errands, it’s your choice. Popular services we provide include bathroom assistance, support with dressing, medication assistance and housekeeping.
Some of our residents are more than happy to maintain their own property. After all, it’s their home, so they’re more than welcome to.
The assistance they receive is tailored to each resident. So, if a resident doesn’t need any help with the housekeeping, they can use this time for help with groceries, medication or even exercising.
McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living PLUS properties are located within safe communities. The 24/7 emergency call system is loved by residents and their families because it provides extra peace of mind. Plus, because the developments are continually staffed, there’s always someone available to help close by.
Every member of staff also has a certificate from the DBS (the Disclosure and Barring Service) and we invest heavily in their training to make sure our staff have all the skills they need to provide a fantastic service.
We offer extra support if and when it’s needed, and our tailored packages mean our residents only pay for what they need. Everything our teams aim to do is to help our residents keep their independence.
In addition to answering these key questions, we’ve also spoken to some of our residents currently living in McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living PLUS properties, to get their thoughts and opinions about their homes and the services provided.
Here’s what a few residents had to say:
If you don’t feel like you need all the support offered in a Retirement Living PLUS community, you can also take a look at our other products.
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