Types of retirement living to consider

If you’ve ever wondered what the differences are between the types of accommodation and services on offer to cater for the needs of older people, then you can find answers here. 

We create elegant award-winning retirement apartments. Our homeowners build vibrant, fun-filled communities.

retirement living at McCarthy Stone

Care home

Prospective residents often ask us questions like ‘what is a care home?’ and ‘how is a McCarthy Stone property different?’

Extra Assisted Care

Extra Assisted Care

However you choose to spend your retirement, it helps to make sure that your day-to-day living is as easy as possible. 

what is extra care?

Extra Care

No matter how independent we are, we all need a little extra help from time to time. For people who need ongoing personal or medical care, that often means living with the support of a care home.

What is a McCarthy Stone Retirement Community?

Retirement communities

Retirement communities are popular options with retirees looking to maintain their independence while also living safe in the knowledge that help is available, should they require it.

retirement living at McCarthy Stone

Retirement Village

At both a retirement village and a McCarthy Stone retirement community, you can keep your independent lifestyle and still be part of a supportive community of like-minded people where extra help is available, should it be required.

What is sheltered Housing?

Sheltered Housing

Here, we explain all there is to know about this subject and how sheltered accommodation can be both similar and different to the retirement property products we provide.

Warden Controlled Housing

Warden-controlled housing

We know how important it is to keep your independent lifestyle when you retire. But sometimes, it's also good to know that there's someone nearby you can call on if you need a little support. 


Retirement living

Retirement Living is the perfect blend for many buyers. You will have your own beautiful and spacious apartment, situated close to local amenities and transport links, with a roomy on-site communal lounge if you feel like spending time with your neighbours.

Retirement apartments for sale and rent - McCarthy Stone

Retirement Living Plus

All the benefits of Retirement Living, with additional help available for an extra charge. Our developments have staff on-site 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. This is ideal if you want to continue living independently, but with the peace of mind of knowing there’s help at hand in an emergency.

McCarthy Stone - lifestyle Living

Lifestyle Living

Whether you're after a rural retreat or a stylish city pad, Lifestyle Living provides luxurious homes in desirable locations for people aged over 55. You'll enjoy total privacy and the reassurance that your home is safe and secure thanks to the added security features.