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  • Retirement villages are not residential aged care homes and are not part of the aged care system.
  • Retirement villages provide independent accommodation for retirees (over the age of 55) and often include extra facilities and services such as swimming pools, libraries, tennis courts, meeting rooms, social activities and visits from healthcare professionals.
  • Retirement villages charge a fee when you move in, as well as ongoing fees for maintenance, personal services, utilities and insurance.
  • Some retirement villages offer different types of home care services including meals, cleaning and personal services. These services are optional extras and usually involve an extra payment.
  • If you live in a retirement village, you can apply for the same support services as people who live in their own homes.

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Reviewed on: 15-10-2015