Four things to look for in a retirement home in the Lowveld

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So you’re retiring and looking for a retirement home in the Lowveld? Many see retirement as either a daunting time or a time for new possibilities and adventures. Finding a home you can settle down in and enjoy your golden years can be tricky, so here are four things to look for in a retirement home.

Look for a place that suits your personality
If you’re looking for a retirement home in the Lowveld, you’re probably after something peaceful, quiet and beautiful. If you’re going to make the home your permanent residence, make sure it is surrounded by the things you enjoy. Do you love nature? Perhaps invest in a home near scenic drives or walks. Or you may love shopping, so find a place that has decent shopping malls nearby.

The essential added extras
Some things may seem like unnecessary extras, but when it comes to your retirement home, comfort should be your number one priority. Look for things like satellite TV, lifestyle centres for socialising. It’s the little things that count in the end.

Security is an absolute must
When looking for a retirement home, security should be a huge priority, perhaps more so than comfort. You want to live in a place where you needn’t worry about your safety because everything you need is taken care of. Look for things like 24-hour security patrols, and electric fencing for peace of mind.

Health and medical care nearby
Like security, health and medical care is hugely important when looking for your retirement home. Look for a medical centre, and 24-hour emergency help near to your retirement home. Many retirement villages have medical centres inside them, so this is a fantastic feature to look out for. This also includes panic buttons in all the rooms, so help is just a push of a button away.

So there you have it: four things you should be on the lookout for when choosing your retirement home. Find out more about retirement in the Lowveld by contacting Rubicon Retirement!

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