A vast ar­ray of op­tions avail­able

Central Otago Mirror - - PROFILE -

Go­ing into a rest home is a ma­jor life­style change. How­ever af­ter the ini­tial tran­si­tion many el­derly res­i­dents en­joy the freedom as­so­ci­ated with their new liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment. For those con­tem­plat­ing the de­ci­sion it is im­por­tant to do your home­work first as there are a va­ri­ety of mar­vel­lous rest homes in the area. Most will of­fer an ar­ray of op­tions and it makes sense to visit each one to see if they meet your needs. Con­trary to pop­u­lar be­lief rest homes to­day aren’t just for peo­ple who can’t look af­ter them­selves. They are the per­fect al­ter­na­tive for those who en­joy the com­pany of oth­ers and like hav­ing med­i­cal help close at hand. It also gives fam­ily and loved ones peace of mind. Rest homes can be the per­fect choice for cou­ples as well es­pe­cially if the house and gar­dens are get­ting hard to man­age. Many rest homes in the re­gion of­fer small flats on their grounds that are ideal for peo­ple who want to down­size with­out los­ing any in­de­pen­dence. An­other great as­pect about rest homes is the non­stop ac­tiv­i­ties they pro­vide as well as so­cial out­ings and en­ter­tain­ment. Th­ese may in­clude bus trips, bowls, cards and housie. Rest homes pay an im­por­tant role in the com­mu­nity and to find out more de­tails give them a call. Cen­tral Otago and the Lakes Dis­trict have an ex­cel­lent se­lec­tion.

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