Retirement Living

Retirement villages and self care units offer a range of accommodation and support service options for older people. The nature of services offered varies. One distinction is between serviced apartments – where the resident fee includes services such as cleaning, laundry and meals – and independent living units where such services are usually at an additional cost. Another difference is between retirement villages where people pay a lump sum to enter and rental accommodation where no lump sum is required. Residents may be eligible for community care services or have access to additional support services organised by the retirement village operator should their needs increase.

In this section, you will be able to access submissions prepared by ACS in response to government papers, proposals or draft legislation on retirement village management in NSW and the ACT. ACS policy positions on retirement village issues and other resources are also available.