I am contemplating moving an elderly parent to the UK. Ideally we would like to replicate the type of retirement housing he now has at his home. However, I’m just not sure if this type of housing exists in the UK, or if it does what options there may be in South London.
My father lives in a retirement home in which he has his own three room apartment plus bathroom. Meals are provided to all residents in a restaurant. Residents can chose how much additional support they require whether it is cleaning and laundry, up to help with dressing and bathing. The retirement home also organises a variety of events for residents from music to games to even pub nights.
This is all paid for privately, and the monthly fees are dependent on how much additional services are required. Above all, there is 24 hour onsite care should emergencies happen or a resident need help.
Does this exist in the UK? We are not looking for a subsidised housing or housing provided by the state.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Happy to also meet up with someone who might have some more insight on these matters.
And no… my elderly parent is not me.