Independent living with friendly and flexible care

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4th Mar HealthGeneral

At some point in our lives, we all need a helping hand, whether that’s with household chores, meals, personal care or health care.

Often a partner, friend or family member can provide some help most of the time but it’s always reassuring to know that additional support is available whenever you need it.

Alexandra Johnson, Sales and Marketing Director for Adlington Retirement Living, explains: “Although many of our Homeowners choose to move to retirement communities whilst they’re fit and healthy, future-proofing their retirement is often a contributing factor to their decision to move.

Easy retirement

“Planning ahead is hard because you never know how or when your needs might change. We offer a personal approach to care to ensure that you receive just the right amount to maintain your independence, allowing you to enjoy your retirement to the full.”

Adlington Retirement Living appoints a management team and a specialist care partner for each of its retirement living communities to ensure that Homeowners are well looked after, feel secure and are able to live independently in their own homes, with management team staff on site at all times to offer support to Homeowners at their request.

The team at The Bridges in Macclesfield and The Chimes in Cheadle provide round-the-clock support for Homeowners and Ablewell Care provides additional specialist care. Ablewell is registered with the Care Quality Commission and its team members are able to provide expert knowledge and advice around living safely and independently with the right support measures in place.

Rachael Beard, General Manager of Ablewell Care, explains: “We provide services to individuals in their own homes to enable them to be independent and stay in their own environment for as long as they wish to.

“Prior to securing their preferred apartment, every prospective Homeowner meets with one of our trained carers who will carry out an initial health assessment to listen to their needs, requirements and any concerns they may have. We can then discuss any future care plans and how they will be regularly reviewed and adapted if necessary. All of which enables our clients to maintain their quality of life.

“In some cases, we might arrange to help with escorted shopping trips so a client can get out and about to the supermarket and to visit the opticians or pharmacy. In other cases, we might arrange a morning and evening visit to help with mealtimes and medication. Some clients might ask for assistance to use the luxurious bathing and therapy rooms on site for treatments or a bit of ‘me time’. Everybody’s different, so we tailor our support to the individual.

“I like to spend at least a day every week at each retirement development so that Homeowners can ask me any questions. It’s nice to get to know each other even if we’re not supporting them with any specific needs at the moment. It’s completely flexible, so should Homeowners find that their requirements change at any point, we can support them.”

Adlington Homeowners have access to round-the-clock support from a dedicated team, 365 days a year. Whatever their needs, the 24-hour on-site staff are there to look out for your well-being.

All apartments are fitted with a 24-hour emergency call system linked directly to the on-site team.

Alexandra Johnson adds: “Even though many of our Homeowners do not need specialist care, our team is always there in the background giving them and their families comfort that in the event of an unexpected fall help is immediately to hand.”

The sophisticated emergency call system not only covers each private apartment but the entire building and gardens, for added peace of mind.

“A significant number of retired doctors have chosen an Adlington apartment for their own future, illustrating the high regard in which our concept is held by health professionals. In fact, at one of our recent developments 13 retired doctors bought an apartment.”

If you would like to find out more about Adlington Retirement Living, a range of beautifully furnished show apartments are open to view daily at The Sailings in Southport, The Chimes in Cheadle, The Bridges in Macclesfield, The Cottons in Ramsbottom and The Folds in Romiley from 10am to 5pm.

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