Upon reaching retirement age you realise what is more important than all the money in the world is your health. Good health allows you to make the most of life, be it travel, sporting pursuits, gardening, shopping or walking the dog.
Sometimes life throws you a curved ball and you might suffer a medical emergency.
The residents of Belswan’s Mandurah Lifestyle Village have adjacent care facilities rarely matched by other retirement accommodation.
Across the road is the Peel Health Campus and also nearby is the Silver Chain nursing and home help group. Residents also have emergency access call buttons to Blueforce which summon help 24/7. Several residents found that these facilities can be a lifesaver.
Adjacent to the village is the Aegis Aged Care Facility incorporating high and low care plus dementia secure facilities. Within the Mandurah Village there are couples who maintain everyday contact with their partners, even if one requires low or high care medical treatment.
Ray Gunn, an early resident of the Mandurah Village, credits the quick action of his wife Kay in getting him to the Peel Health Campus for his speedy recovery from a heart attack.
“Getting early treatment before the transfer to hospital in Murdoch for my operation has allowed me to quickly get back to all the things I enjoy like being President of our social committee and indoor and outdoor bowls. During my recuperation I was buoyed by our very supportive friends in the village,” he said.
The Silver Chain nurses and home help staff are like daughters to Tony and Anne Fletcher.
“We are determined to stay here in Belswan’s Mandurah village,” Tony said.
“The support provided by the Silver Chain girls are our lifeline, they keep an eye on our physical condition and when needed transport us to our medical appointments.
“We get showered, have our washing done, meals prepared, vacuuming, if fact whatever we need they provide.
“Anne and I have been together 60 years and have been Belswan residents since 1999. We are very happy here and Silver Chain’s all-encompassing service allows us to stay together in our own home.”
The villages in Pinjarra and Mandurah have all the amenities expected in a modern retirement living environment with Mandurah having the added benefit of a safety net of a circle of care for any medical emergency that might arise.
To find out about the advantages of the Mandurah or Pinjarra villages call Robyn on 0488 155 110.
There are homes to suit every budget from two-bed or one-bed and study from $197,500 or larger two-bed and study with two bathrooms and double garage at $375,000.