Why do older people make the move to an Abbeyfield House in the Bristol area? What’s the final trigger for deciding to leave your home? We can tell you that it’s a combination of reasons with most of our residents struggling in some way before they came to live with Abbeyfield, and finding it difficult to cope at home alone.
Managing a house, or flat, on your own isn’t easy. There’s the shopping, cleaning, tidying, cooking, gardening, and, of course, the admin. Keeping up with rising prices, as well as making sure the bills are paid on time, can be a minefield.
Some people tell us they were lonely and just needed more regular contact with like-minded people. Also, many older people don’t eat well when they’re alone. Cooking for one is no fun and yet a healthy, balanced diet is so important as you get older.
Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure. All of our residents, and their families, really love the peace of mind of knowing that there’s always a member of Abbeyfield staff on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our retirement houses offer supported, or assisted, living where residents rent a flat in a house. Some of our houses were purpose built, and others were adapted as fabulous retirement homes. Residents enjoy the privacy of their own lovely en-suite flat, but benefit from communal mealtimes, daily coffee mornings and regular social events. What’s more, living in an Abbeyfield House is stress-free as we take care of everything for you.
We have vacancies across our houses so please get in touch for a viewing today. Ask about our special Winter offers.