Our aim here is to guide you through a comprehensive list of Retirement Villages and Independent facilities in Ireland. These facilities can be fully reviewed through this website by simply clicking on the relevant County link below.
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Retirement Villages & Independent Living Information
There has been a significant growth in Retirement Villages & Independent Living providers during the past 10 years offering the elderly a wide range of alternative care options. Many of these facilities are adjacent to Nursing Homes and allow residents to lead a completely active and independent lifestyle with all the comforts of modern living in a secure and friendly environment.
A number of the following services and features are provided as a standard part of their rental/leasing agreement:
- Fully furnished and equipped homes
- Smoke detector, burglar alarm and nurse call system
- Twice-weekly laundry and house cleaning
- Regular refuse collection and window cleaning
- Shopping delivery service
- Access to amenity building and activity programme
- Structural insurance
- Maintenance of house exteriors (including painting) and grounds
Minister backs new plan to house older people (2018)
New State-funded elderly friendly villages are being considered as part of a radical new plan to house older people who face living out their later years in nursing homes. The purpose-built retirement villages would be constructed by local authorities in consultation with the HSE and other agencies to ensure medical and social services are readily available to residents. The developments would also be built around local amenities to ensure residents have a social outlet through access to community services.The move is aimed at giving older people, especially those living is rural isolation, the option of moving to a community setting where they can live independently rather than nursing homes.
Residents would be encouraged to sell their homes and move into the rented accommodation through a financial incentive. There are a number of retirement villages around the country but the new plan would involve a multi-agency approach to developing housing estates which would specifically house older residents. It is hoped the strategy would ease the burden on both the health service and the nursing home sector which has come under intense strain due to the country's ageing demographic.
The proposal is being developed by Minister of the Elderly Jim Daly and Minister of State at the Department of Housing Damien English.