On Monday 14th January, later living community Millbrook Village in Exeter, Devon hosted an event to launch a new Assisted Living package at the village, featuring a Q&A with TV’s Dr Dawn Harper. The FREE seminar involved industry experts discussing the benefits of Inspired Villages’ new product, launched specifically for those who are looking for additional services that offer them flexibility and allow them to remain independent in their own home.
Assisted Living is a new product from Inspired Villages, the company behind Millbrook Village, where residents can benefit from additional services, such as cleaning, meal provision and light shopping, while remaining independent in their own home, with their own front door. Specific Assisted Living apartments are now available to rent or to buy; representing the best of both worlds, because of the options available and the costs associated. Calculations show that this model is often cheaper than a care home when renting. And when purchasing, residents are able to retain the valuable equity they have secured in their homes over the years, which can be a real comfort at this stage of life.
The Q&A panel consisted of industry experts including: Dr Dawn Harper (TV presenter on ITV’s This Morning and author of Live Well to 101), John Kennedy (an independent Adult Care Specialist) and James Cobb, Director of Inspired Villages. Audience members were given the opportunity to discover more about Assisted Living options as well as contribute to the discussion, with the panel providing tailored, expert advice.
The informative session was open to the public and the event was designed to make people aware of options to remain independent and active in a vibrant and thriving community. The event was targeted at families who have older relatives who may be looking for additional services that support them. Assisted Living apartments, such as those at Inspired’s Millbrook Village, offer the best of both worlds as loved ones can receive extra help with their home and dining whilst still remaining independent and enjoying all the benefits of a later living community.
David Nairn, Village Manager at Millbrook Village, comments: “Experience has shown us that many families spend time with their loved ones over the festive period and often identify that their parent or older relative might benefit from additional services in the future. Housekeeping and meal preparation are usually top of the list, however, retaining independence and being part of a supportive and active community whilst receiving this extra support is crucial to the vast majority of people.
“At Inspired Villages, our ethos is centered around mental and physical wellbeing and encouraging our residents to live younger for longer. As such, we very much enjoyed the discussion with Dr Dawn Harper and John Kennedy on how this is achievable whilst receiving the vital support that many may need.”
The Assisted Living apartments are ideal for those looking for the benefits of living within a supportive community, but with the freedom, privacy and independence of having their own apartment. Peace of mind comes with the knowledge that should extra care be needed in the future, whether permanent or temporary, this can be privately arranged on a bespoke basis. A broad range of facilities and services are available at the village, with a strong focus on an active and supportive community spirit.
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