A time to enjoy five-star amenities as standard
Owning and maintaining a home is a big task for anyone, so it’s no surprise that many retirees often find the maintenance involved more taxing as they age. Garden and home maintenance, personal security and other tasks can become a concern and a major chore and may end up holding someone back from spending their retirement years exactly how they’d like to. The following support services come as standard across all LifeCare Residences communities: housekeeping, laundry, room service, maintenance support, domiciliary care and courtesy shuttle, allowing retirees to relish a more active old age with fewer chores. Moreover, a dedicated 24-hour concierge service can also take the hassle out of organising daily tasks by helping with dry-cleaning, post, tickets to events, taxis and travel. The concierge team can even organise international travel for that much longed-for holiday. These on-site amenities are not something many people usually have on their doorstep but are enjoyed to the full by many residents across LifeCare Residences communities in the UK. Indeed, it can be said that these services will be enough to encourage anyone to consider an ‘early’ retirement! A resident at Battersea Place – the first luxury retirement community in London – sums up this sentiment, saying, “Google Battersea Place to see why I moved in!”
Integral to these five-star amenities on tap, is access to delicious and nutritious food. Battersea Place boasts a high-class restaurant as well as a dining room for special occasions. An ever-changing menu can be delivered straight to the residents’ apartments too. Both SomerleighCourt in Dorchester and Grove Place in Hampshire pride themselves on sourcing locally produced food; Grove Place even boasts their own kitchen garden with provides home-grown ingredients for their onsite restaurant. A Battersea Place resident adds, “That’s the other lovely thing here – having a restaurant. The last holiday I came back from, I arrived home at 7pm and thought oh, I’m going to have to defrost something from the freezer. But of course, I didn’t, I just popped down to the restaurant and had a lovely meal.”
Residents are able to look their best at all times with the hair salons and beauty treatment rooms handily on site. LifeCare Residences also offers a wealth of opportunities for residents to exercise both indoors and outdoors, enabling them to increase strength and fitness. Both Battersea Place and Grove Place boast well-equipped gyms and heated indoor swimming pools which are available for the exclusive use of residents and their families.