“My grand-daughter is already deciding how she wants the second bedroom decorated for when she comes to stay.”
Some family members are so keen to help their relatives move closer that they are prepared to make a financial contribution themselves. One of our customers’ daughters bought an apartment to make life easier for her mother – and she believes that making the move has ‘transformed’ their lives.
When parents or grandparents move to a new retirement community, the younger generation gets the peace of mind that comes from being on hand should they be needed. They are able to visit more regularly, without having to face long car journeys and they’re able to help with shopping, household tasks and DIY.
For the older generation, moving home may be one of life’s most stressful experiences but moving close to family can be extremely rewarding. Studies show that family visits can create a more positive and optimistic environment for older relatives and can even improve life expectancy by several years. What’s more, so many of Beechcroft’s home buyers find that when they move, they’re not only closer to family, they’re also able to make new friends and to have the ‘fresh start’ they were hoping for.
“Now we’re closer we get to see the children and grandchildren more often and I am able to help with babysitting.”