Retirement villages will become ever more popular

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

“What will the care sector look like in 2017?” was the title of a thought provoking presentation made by Avnish Goyal of Hallmark Healthcare, as part of the recent CareAgenda summit meeting sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, held at Brandon in Warwickshire. *Retirement villages* I believe that in the next decade, we will see a major increase in the development of retirement villages, providing older people with the opportunity to live in a self-contained flat in a safe and caring community. Care home owners must be encouraged over the next decade to invest along with banks and investment partners to examine the feasibility of creating new build projects using land next to their existing care homes and provide “state-of-the-art” retirement villages, providing shops, a café, cinema and hairdressing salon. *Care homes* In 2017 I envisage the introduction of super care homes (100 beds plus), designed to provide maximum individual room space with ensuite bathroom facilities as standard. These super

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