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  • What age do I need to be to live in an Abbeyfield retirement home?
    We welcome any person aged 65 years and over to live at Abbeyfield - whether you want to downsize, simply want to live in companionship with others, or no longer feel able to continue living in your own home.
  • Can I move in to an Abbeyfield home with my husband or wife?
    Yes – a number of our retirement homes have rooms or apartments especially for couples. When you have found a home you’re interested in, simply contact the house to check whether they accommodate couples.
  • What will my room look like?
    We want you to feel at home, so all rooms are tastefully decorated, usually with new carpet and curtains. As most of our rooms come unfurnished, you can bring your own furniture and most treasured possessions with you when you move in and get your room looking just the way you want it.
  • Will I have a television and/or landline phone in my room?
    In our homes, you can plug a landline phone into an existing socket with the telephone bill charged at an additional cost. Often, there is a TV in a communal lounge, but you're very welcome to have your own television in your room as well.
  • Will the home have Wi-Fi?
    Wi-Fi is available to residents in communal areas. Residents are very welcome to arrange their own internet services within their room.
  • Will I have an en-suite or my own bathroom?
    All our independent living homes are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, although some older supported housing properties have communal facilities these are being replaced with individual facilities.
  • What is the food like at an Abbeyfield home?
    Our freshly prepared home cooked food is one of the things our residents like most about living at Abbeyfield. Our housekeepers and chefs take a lot of pride in the food they serve to residents taking into account resident's favourite meals and dietary requirements. our staff will prepare all daily meals., we provide you with two nutritious home cooked meals every day.
  • Can my family visit?
    Yes – family and friends are welcome to visit you whenever suits, after all, this is your home. Are homes have warm, welcoming communal spaces for you and your guests, as well as lovely gardens for entertaining in the summer. Family and friends are also welcome to join you for meals, events and activities at your house.
  • What is the difference between Sheltered Housing and Residential Care Homes?
    Sheltered Housig is designed for people who have a high level of independence, but with the reassurance of support and companionship if they need it. House managers and volunteers are there when required and two meals are provided dail
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