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Independent Living

Getting Started with Independent Living

We make it easy for you to take the step into retirement living. Moving into a retirement village that’s right for you is something you should take your time to consider. 

We’re here to provide you with the information you need, to help you make the right decision for you. We’re happy to assist in any way, to make the process as uncomplicated as possible.

3 Steps to your Independent Living Package

If you’re taking the first steps towards choosing an Independent Living Village for you or a family member and would like to talk more about the next steps, finance, documentation, health records or any questions regarding the decision, we’re here to help you navigate towards choosing and moving into your, new home.

1

Choosing an Independent Living Village or location that’s right for you.

If you’re not sure which Village is the best for you, we’re happy to talk with you about your options and what might suit you best.

Or if you have questions about beginning your Independent Living journey, from the different locations to fees, we’re happy to talk with you.

2

You’ve chosen a Village you’d like to live in.

You’ve read all the materials and have decided on one of our Independent Living communities that’s perfect for you and you’d like to visit the Village to make sure it’s the one.

We’re happy to introduce you to our real estate manager who can organise a guided tour for you.

3

You’ve been to the Village and have selected a Villa.

You’ve been to visit the Village in which you’d like to make your new home and have met with our real estate manager to choose a Villa.

If you’ve any further queries we’re happy to assist you to make sure you have all that you need to be able to move into your new home.

We Can Help

Let us guide you through the Independent Living process

We know this decision is an important one, we’ll listen to you, make sure you have what you want and honour your needs.

Contact us today for help to go through the process.

Contact Us

We Can Help

Let us guide you through the Independent Living process

We know this decision is an important one, we’ll listen to you, make sure you have what you want and honour your needs.

Contact us today for help to go through the process.

Contact Us

FAQs

Catholic Homes owns and operates four Independent Living villages, as well as residential aged care and home care services. The organisation is an incorporated association (est. 1965) and a registered charitable institution.

Catholic Homes is governed by its Board and managed by a highly experienced executive team with a broad range of qualifications and expertise including business, nursing and health services, accounting and community development.

Residents don’t own the asset but may benefit from any growth in its value when their villa is “sold”.

When you purchase a lease, your payment means that when there is capital growth on the property upon re-sale, you share in this growth. This is sometimes called a “capital share lease” arrangement.

Villa values go up and down over time in much the same way as your current residence. Under the Independent Living Village Agreement, residents receive the benefit of a proportion of capital growth, subject to conditions, upon re-leasing. This does vary between villages and organisations and you should check to see if an agreement allows you to benefit from capital growth.

To qualify for residency, at least one resident in a villa must be aged 55 years or older.
All residents should be capable of Independent Living in the village.

Yes, pets may be permitted at the discretion of Catholic Homes and must be authorised in writing.

Incoming residents must abide by and sign a Pet Agreement Form, as your pet should not intrude on your neighbour’s amenity. Assistance and guide dogs are permitted.