ŒOwn front door¹ is a big priority for most

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

Maintaining their independence and having “their own front door” is the top priority for most older people, according to a survey carried out by assisted living specialists Audley Court Ltd. While access to care features high on the list of priorities, having one¹s own front door and “not becoming institutionalised” is what older people say they really want in their later years. Two thirds of those polled, all of whom are residents at one of Audley Court¹s independent living centres, said they did not want to move into a traditional nursing or residential home. Instead they wanted to live as full and independent a life as possible, calling on support and care only when necessary. They want to have their own furniture and belongings around them and be able to cook for themselves when they are well enough. Residents at Audley Court¹s facilities buy their own house or apartment and have a call system for 24 hour care and an extensive range of facilities and services provided in the central building. Although

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