Extra Care housing is the next step up from sheltered housing, providing accommodation for people aged 55 and over who have a care need, but want to remain living independently. There is the added benefit of care staff being on site 24 hours a day.
We support you to live an independent lifestyle, offering a wide range of services. As well as the communal facilities on site, some of our extra care schemes benefit from an onsite restaurant providing hot meals every lunchtime, and a weekly activities programme. We promote health and well-being with onsite services such as chiropodists, hairdressers, hearing and vision specialists. Most of these schemes also have mobility scooter store rooms.
We’ll help you to manage for as long as possible, even when you have higher levels of care and support needs, and help is at hand if anything goes wrong. Many people find that extra care housing makes moving to a residential home unnecessary.
Extra care is not nursing or residential care. This accommodation enables people to live independently with different levels of care package to meet individual needs. They benefit from a care team on site 24 hours a day, who will deliver an emergency night time response.
To be considered for this type of accommodation you must be assessed as having a care need.
Our extra care schemes across Kent