For example, looking around the public areas, Links View looks much like a hotel or private apartments. But the corridors have inbuilt handrails and wider doors to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. There are chairs in corners for you to have a breather. These things aren’t obvious at all – until you need them.
The facilities at Links View are amazing too. There’s a launderette, hairdressers, TV room, library and even a gym!
It doesn’t stop at practical adaptations either. While you live in your own flat with your own front door, you know that you’re surrounded by neighbours and staff who will keep an eye on you. Help is at hand – but only when you need it. People love living here – see what some of our residents think to life at Links View.
You might not need any extra care at all when you move in, and continue to live completely independently. But when you do become frail as you age, help is there. Then, you’ll choose your own care package, according to your needs.
‘Extra Care housing’ provides for varying levels of care and support. You might hear it called assisted living, housing with care, or even sheltered accommodation. Call it what you will, it means that you’ll be cared for and safe, without having to go into a care home.
One thing that life at Links View does provide is the best of both worlds. When you move in you’ll enjoy all of the benefits of life in a care home, with all the benefits of living independently. Add a daily meal (and afternoon tea!) in the restaurant and you’ll wonder why you didn’t move in years ago!