Quality of Life in Retirement
Posted 8th December 2023
Living in a retirement community may help your quality of life
We work hard throughout our lives so that we can enjoy our retirement. We’re seeing many shifts in attitude to keeping fit and healthy so that we can make the most of enjoying this time.
What are the considerations of ensuring quality of Life in Retirement?
Location, location, location
At every stage of our life, where we live is a major consideration. As we know, there will always be compromises that we’re willing to make, but location is generally the sticking point. After all, you can do what you want to the interior of a home, but you can’t move it!
Whether you are choosing to stay in an area you know, or branching out to try somewhere new, make sure you do your research.
Being fitter and healthier for longer has opened up other avenues of where we live during retirement.
When you’re looking to retire, there’s a lot to consider. Renting in a retirement community offers peace of mind for many of these considerations. In a recent survey of our customers, over 60% reported that they had seen an improvement in their mental health since moving to a retirement development.
Many private landlords can ask you to vacate a property with just two months’ notice which would cause a lot of angst. Renting with My Future Living offers you an assurance that you can live in your home as long as you want to (providing you adhere to the terms of the tenancy).
Our retirement rental apartments all come with a 24 hour care line for support should you need it. Each development will have a development manager who looks after the communal areas.
By far and away the best things about living in a rented retirement apartment is the community that comes with it. May retirement communities residents organise days out and events in the communal lounge or gardens. You can choose to participate as much or as little as you like.
To achieve quality of life in retirement is to live as independently as you possibly can.
Support with maintenance
The communal gardens are all maintained for you to enjoy. As landlords, we will support many of the things that can go wrong in a home. Below is an easy chart so you can see who is responsible:
|Blockages to toilets or sinks tenants have caused
|Changing light bulbs
|Batteries in doorbells
|Infestations including insects and vermin
|Sink and bath plugs and chains
|Broken windows (if damaged by the tenant)
|Dripping taps and leaks
|Faulty storage heaters
|Blown window units
|Water heaters and boilers
|Sanitary ware (basins, sinks, baths and toilets)
|Water, gas, electricity and sanitation and the equipment that has been installed for delivering these services
|Cleaning and maintenance of communal areas including the residents lounge, garden, laundry and carpark
|Heating and hot water installations
|Structure and outside of the buildings, including the roof and external walls
|Paths and steps to the building
|Shared facilities such as door entry system, 24 hour emergency call systems, rubbish areas and lift
|External window cleaning
Renting means that you can move quickly and easily. If your priorities change, you could be in a new property within a couple of months.