Low Level Residential Care Vs Retirement Village Living

Low Level Residential Care (LLRC)

Low Level Residential Care, also referred to as Hostel Care, is ideal for those people requiring some help with their daily care needs, also referred to as activities of daily living (ADLs), but whose care needs are not ongoing and not of a particularly complex or demanding nature.

With LLRC, all accommodation related services are provided, including cleaning, furniture, maintenance and laundering. All meals are provided (including those with specific dietary requirements), and staff is available for assisting with ADLs and on call. Certain treatments such as medication assistance, rehabilitation and recreation therapy are provided in a low level residential care facility, and assistance is provided with accessing extra health and therapy services.

The cost of LLRC is all inclusive and is usually calculated as a portion of the fortnightly aged pension. This figure can be computed in a range of ways encompassing varying factors.

Low Level Residential Care is completely government regulated, and many facilities also have high-level residential care accommodation on the same premises.

Retirement Village Living (RVL)

Retirement Living is independent living in self care units in a community for seniors. Retirement Village living is very social and, as with ordinary accommodation complexes, you maintain your own unit and other sections are cared for by a body-corporate like team.

In most Retirement Villages, care and assistance is available with such things as ADLs, cooking and cleaning, and is paid for on a flexi-care system – you pay for what you use.

Many retirement villages have fantastic facilities on premises, with community halls, swimming pools and bowling greens becoming common place for Retirement Villages in Australia. Often provided is a communal meal -sometimes daily (usually lunch) – and other times weekly (i.e. Sunday dinner). Retirement living is aimed at those still living very independent lives, with many residents still driving and fulfilling very demanding social calendars.

Retirement living is unregulated and, as a result of this, the facilities and care provided will vary greatly from facility to facility.

To which are you more suited?

In coming to a decision in the Low Level Residential Care vs. Retirement Village living debate you must, of course consider your decision on a facility-by-facility case.

Some LLRC will have very full and engaging social calendars for residents, and extra facilities and opportunities for those retaining a high level of independence, along with special measure to assist with the retaining of independence. Other LLRC facilities will be operated more like high-level care facilties, which for some will be beneficial – especially if you envision care needs increasing. This style of facility can also make the transition from a LLRC facility into a high-care living environment much smoother.

RVL communities will vary also, with some offering onsite care assistance and therapies, and others run more like a townhouse/apartment complex. Continuity will be seldom between RVL communities as they are not government regulated, and this may be important when choosing the facility appropriate for you.

Still a little perplexed with the entire situation? Try visiting a few facilities, both LLRC and RVL, as nothing will provide you with as much information or scope as actually seeing what is out there – you never know until you go.

Living in the Village of Monee, Illinois

When one thinks of the state of Illinois one of the first cities they will most likely think of is Chicago. However, when someone thinks of the state of Illinois, the odds are pretty good that they aren’t going to first visualize many villages within the state. Big cities and big businesses are the first thing that most people are first to associate with the state of Illinois. However, there are still a few villages out there in Illinois.

The village of Monee, Illinois is one of those villages. As of the year 2000 census there were only approximately 3,000 residents in the village. Monee, Illinois is located approximately 40 miles south of Chicago. Despite being located so far from downtown Chicago and only having a small amount of residents, Monee healthcare is some of the best around.

If you are looking for fun things to do in Monee, look no further than the golf course. Monee’s golf course covers thirty four acres and is open from April through October. If you are visiting Monee in the fall season, be sure to check out their Fall Faire. This Faire has been operating since 1995 and is a three day event. All of the organizations in and around the area participate in this fun event. There are plenty of activities including food, games, crafts and more. Also held in conjunction with the Fall Faire is the community garage sale in which anyone can participate. The garage sale itself is so large that they will even provide you with a map of all of the sales. You could also visit the Monee hospital if you start to feel queasy from all the food you might consume. The Halloween party is also a great place for entertainment. This party takes place in the middle of the village with food, games and prizes for kids of all ages. The party also includes a haunted house and the annual Halloween bonfire.

Also located in the middle of the village there is a park that has recently been upgraded. The park now includes a tennis and basketball court as well as a large baseball field. The park also has a football field which will eventually be able to convert to a soccer field as well. Located throughout all parts of the village are tot lots where the younger children can have a place to play.

Although Monee may not be the biggest city in Illinois, it sure is a place that provides a great sense of community. Whether you are a long time resident or merely in the village for the Monee, Illinois hospital, there is always something happening in a community that will welcome you with open arms. Monee is a wonderful place to raise a family with most of the events centered around children.

Calm of Small Town Charm Combined With the Thrill of Big City Living at the Village of Cecil Woods

Located in the heart of Cecil County, between Elkton and Northeast Maryland, lies a wonderfully quaint, homely community known as the Village of Cecil Woods. This community is just minutes from I-95 and is in proximity to some great cultural, recreation and sports opportunities. If you are looking for a maintenance-free community where you get to experience the calm of small town charm and the thrill of big city living, this is the community to consider.

About the Community

The Village of Cecil Woods is an award-winning community featuring 102 ranch homes starting at $150,000. There are four types of homes to choose from and each home comes with 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, kitchen, dining and living rooms and den. Optional features for homes include deck or patio, fireplaces, Corian counter-tops and masonry front. Each home has the option of a garage and is situated in some of the most scenic areas in the community. Homes feature high, flat ceilings, large windows that let in plenty of sunlight, large, arched, open spaces, and quality wall-to-wall carpeting. All homes are Energy Star certified to ensure low bill payments.

Amenities at the Community

The community features a clubhouse where residents can enjoy their retirement days and nights with a game of billiards with friends and neighbors or enjoy the peace and quiet of the library. The lounge at the clubhouse is open to all to sit back and unwind with a glass of iced tea or beer and delicious meals can be ordered from the clubhouse kitchen. Exercise enthusiasts can work out to their heart’s content at the fitness center in the clubhouse. The Village of Cecil Woods is a fisherman’s dream community. Some great fishing can be done at the well-stocked pond, at the community and the Chesapeake Bay. Golf enthusiasts do not have to venture far to practice their game as there are three golf courses just 10 minutes away from the community. There are also biking and hiking opportunities available at the community. Residents of this community can also enjoy their days by taking in the splendor of nature around them.

Big city excitement is not far from the community as it is just around the corner from North East. Eclectic shops, eateries and classic architecture along with some great cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, are all for the taking. You will not believe that a county featuring such small town charm can provide the thrill of the big city.

About the Builder

The Village of Cecil Woods is a McKee Group creation. This family-owned company has been building homes for more than 60 years. They are great innovators of active adult community building, and you can be sure of strong, durable homes that are worth every penny.

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