Retirement offers a wonderful opportunity to adjust your life to suit your changing needs and circumstances—and for many people, rightsizing their home is top of the list.
Moving to a smaller, low-maintenance home makes a big difference to your lifestyle. When you move to a Retirement Community, you have the added benefit of quality facilities and social activities on your doorstep.
Should you need a little extra support to keep up with day-to-day tasks such as cooking and cleaning, there is also the option to choose a serviced apartment. This style of accommodation includes extra help with daily tasks to reduce stress and increase enjoyment in your life.
So if you’re keen to learn more about what it’s like to live in a serviced apartment at TriCare Retirement Communities, we’ve put together this brief explainer article.
Serviced apartment vs. independent living unit
Our Retirement Communities offer two main accommodation styles: serviced apartments and independent living units. As the name suggests, when you live in a serviced apartment, you have access to a range of services to assist you with day-to-day tasks such as cleaning, laundry and meals. In contrast, when you live in an independent living unit, you take care of all your daily chores and household tasks yourself.
Quality facilities and a vibrant community
Residents who live in our serviced apartments and independent living units enjoy their new lifestyle with all the facilities, activities and events our Retirement Communities have to offer. This includes shared communal spaces for coffee catch-ups and happy hour, beautiful gardens and outdoor areas to relax, and a busy social calendar where you can do as much or as little as you like.
Choose the apartment size that best suits
Our serviced apartments are available in various sizes, from a cosy studio-style apartment to a one- or two-bedroom home, giving you the flexibility to choose the size you need. Each apartment features an ensuite, plus a small kitchen or facilities to make tea and coffee. Most include a balcony or patio and car parking too. Each of our homes is fitted with 24-hour emergency call services for that extra bit of peace of mind should the need arise.
Services to simplify your day-to-day living
We’ll make sure your life is relaxed and stress-free in a serviced apartment, as all your daily chores are taken care of. Your cleaning and laundry will always be up to date, freeing up lots of your time to do other things you enjoy. Every meal is also taken care of, with our onsite chefs cooking up delicious food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats, like the delightful almond croissant shown above. You’ll enjoy nutritious, seasonal food that will help you feel your best without needing to prepare, cook or clean up afterwards.
Where you can find our serviced apartments
Our serviced apartments are located in the following Retirement Communities:
- James Ommaney: located along the river in Brisbane’s southwest, includes a swimming pool, gym, library, hairdressing salon, community bus and more.
- Mt Gravatt: situated in central Brisbane, features a lake, lush gardens, pool, spa, lounges, library, workshop and more.
- Runaway Bay: waterfront location on the Gold Coast, with premium features including swimming pools with spas, a movie theatre, croquet lawn, restaurant and even moorings for your boat.
A serviced apartment is a fantastic way to get the support you need to maintain your independence. To see our Communities for yourself, organise a tour today!