What is retirement living?
Retirement living refers to housing designed for older adults, usually over 65. In Australia the average age of residents in retirement living is 81 years of age with an entry age of 75 years of age (Source: PwC/Property Council Retirement Census).
Retirement living or independent living communities are often apartment-style accommodations, low maintenance homes or townhouses. Residents maintain the convenience of living independently while enjoying the benefits of scheduled group activities and access to amenities and services that can make day-to-day life easier and more enjoyable.
Retirement Living at Benevolent on West will be the complete health and wellness solution for seniors as they age. They will be the perfect option for those who want to down size but don't want to compromise their independence and the freedom of choice and lifestyle.
What is the difference between retirement living and aged care?
The main difference between retirement living and aged care is the level of care provided to residents. Aged care residents have 24/7 access to personal and clinical carers as well as domestic assistance with cleaning and catering teams.
Retirement living means living independently behind your own front door with the choice and flexibility to have visiting services – either through a government provided homecare package or fee for service provider– when and if you need it.
The focus of retirement living is being in a specially designed apartment to age in place within a community that helps you maintain an active and social lifestyle.
How much does retirement living cost?
When moving into a retirement living community it is important to understand the costs associated. Here are a few key industry terms you may encounter around payment options for retirement living:
When you move in to Benevolent on West you will pay a one-time payment to secure the apartment of your choice [subject to availability]. This can sometimes be referred to as an incoming contribution or purchase price and gives you the right to reside in your apartment.
When you are living in your apartment you will pay a fortnightly service fee. This fee contributes to the day-to-day life in the community including your community amenities, social activities, facility maintenance, administration rates and community staff.
When you depart your apartment you pay a management fee, called an Exit Fee or Deferred Management Fee (DMF) that allows you to benefit from your choice of lifestyle while you are in your home. This fee is how we ensure the continued viability of the community by being able to make capital improvements, improve community infrastructure and provide ongoing support to the community financially, for generations to come.
We understand that everyone has a unique situation and different reason for moving into retirement living. Please speak with our friendly sales team to discuss flexible pricing options.
The Terraces - One Bedroom ApartmentWith natural light, green spaces, and high-quality interiors and room design, The Terraces, is more boutique hotel than aged care. Our brand new one-bedroom apartments will have a combined lounge and dining room with a kitchenette, where you will be able to prepare light meals including breakfast and lunch with a separate bedroom and bathroom for privacy and comfort. These apartments will be perfect for married couples or someone who would like extra room and additional services. Features: Kitchenette to prepare light meals, tea/coffee making facilities Double bed for couples to sleep together or two single beds in the same room depending on preference Bespoke joinery including built-in cabinetry with ample storage Spectacular views over Wandal Heights or Benevolent’s Town Square Premium fixtures and finishes Specialist technology to assist with hearing, mobility and safety
The Terraces - SuiteWith natural light, green spaces, and high-quality interiors and room design, The Terraces, is more boutique hotel than aged care. Our brand new suites will have a 29.5 m2 bedroom with a private ensuite and will include all services and amenities offered at Benevolent Living. Features: Bespoke joinery including built-in cabinetry with ample storage Spectacular views over Wandal Heights or Benevolent’s Town Square Premium fixtures and finishes Specialist technology to assist with hearing, mobility and safety
Standard Private RoomOur Private Standard Rooms offer an excellent standard of accomation which will quickly become your new home. Make the room your own by bringing your treasured possessions from home and decorate your new abode how you'd like. Benevolent Living will ensure you live the life you want with the support you need in a friendly and safe environment. Features: Spacious private bedrooms with ensuite and balcony Security screens and doors Generous sized built in wardrobes and lockable storage Emergency Call Button and Nurse call Electric height adjustable beds with pressure relieving mattresses Quality interior designed furniture, curtains and bed linen Split system air conditioning units and ceiling fans Direct Dial Telephones Television connection Reading bed lamps
Deluxe Private RoomBe swept away with the wonderful city and garden views to be enjoyed from our Deluxe Private Rooms. Featuring a spacious living area and a private ensuite our Deluxe Room will quickly become your home away from home. Enjoy the serenity of your room or socialise with friends in our lounge, dining, communal garden and Coffee Shop. Benevolent Living will ensure you live the life you want with the support you need in a friendly and safe environment. Features: Spacious private bedrooms with ensuite and balcony (majority) Security screens and doors Generous sized built in wardrobes, lockable storage and shelving Designed with grab rails, nurse call and remote sensors Electric height adjustable beds with pressure relieving mattreses Quality interior design furniture, floor coverings, curtains and bed linen Split system air conditioning units and ceiling fans Direct Dial Telephones and television connection Reading bed lamps