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Quiet and peaceful with rolling hills and rugged beaches, Southland is a great place to retire. You’ll find many of the larger retirement village operators in Southland, including Ryman Healthcare, Bupa, Ultimate Care Group> and Enliven as well as smaller, locally-owned villages.
Most retirement villages offer assisted living options as well as independent living.
The cost of living in a retirement village in Southland varies from village to village, and depends on its location, the facilities & services it offers and the homes it has available.
Usually within a retirement village, you will purchase a home under a contractual agreement called a licence to occupy. Rather than granting ownership, this licence gives you the contracted right to occupy the home for as long as you choose. For more information, take a look at our article on the costs of living in a retirement village.
From contracts and payment to property types, there is a lot to learn when you start looking for a retirement village. For answers to the most common questions, head over to our retirement village FAQs.
For those requiring full-time residential care, a rest home might be more suitable. Some rest homes share an address with a retirement village, whilst others are independent.
In New Zealand care is provided at four different levels – rest home, hospital, dementia and psychogeriatric. To see rest homes near you, take a look at our Southland Rest Home pages.
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