ARE YOU READY?
Maybe you have considered simplifying your life. You’ve wondered if moving to a senior’s community might be the answer. Yet, despite all the attractive services and amenities that these communities offer, you keep saying to yourself,
“I’m not ready yet.”
You are not alone. Most people begin exploring senior living with just that thought in mind.
But many who ultimately make the decision to move will tell you, “I wish I hadn’t waited so long!”
At Oxford Crest, we pride ourselves on providing a unique combination of comfortable, friendly communities and quality, affordable services. We know you will love living in one of our communities. But our first concern is that you make the right choice for you and for your family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prospective residents and family members have many questions about community living, as well as about Oxford Crest and our independent senior communities. The questions below are some that we hear frequently, and we hope they will begin to paint a picture of your options.
We know that you have many more questions, so we encourage you to contact the community of your choice. The team there will be happy to provide answers and additional insights!
A senior’s rental community provides a resident with a combination of housing, food, and other services in return for a fortnightly fee. Rental communities offer financial flexibility to older adults. No entrance fee is required, and residents are free to invest their savings as they choose.
Residents typically sign a lease for one or more years, depending on the community and the resident’s personal circumstances. Residents are free to come and go as they like, have visitors stay overnight and even the opportunity to keep a pet.
While some villages have minimum age limits for residents, the actual average age varies from community to community and can range from age 50 to 105. As long as you are well enough to live independently you are welcome in our villages.
Each Oxford Crest community consists of one-bedroom or studio units in a variety of layouts for both singles and couples. Some furnishings may be available, depending upon the unit. Visit your nearest Oxford Crest community to see just how comfortable community life can be.
We realise how complex and stressful it can be to relocate your home, so we’ve compiled a Moving Checklist to help make it more manageable. In addition, floor layouts are available from the Village Manager to assist you in choosing how to decorate your new home.
Many of our units allow cats, small dogs, birds or fish, at the discretion of management. Contact the community of your choice to learn more.
Charges can be fixed for 12 months and may increase at the anniversary of your lease. You can rest assured that the combined cost of rent, food and services will never exceed 85% of a single person’s aged pension.
Our residents are friendly, outgoing people and remember what it was like when they first moved in, so many will probably approach you when they notice a new face.
The clubhouse is a hive of activity and a great place to mix and mingle with your neighbours. Communities often have social events to welcome newcomers, and your community’s Village Manager should be able to help you settle right in, too.
Although some people choose to sit at the same table or with the same friends at lunch, we do not assign seats in our dining rooms.
Absolutely! We encourage you to have guests. We just ask you to be mindful and respectful of other residents with the noise level and people coming or going in the evening.
You are welcome to invite your friends and family to dine with you at the community. An additional charge will apply, and advance reservations are requested. You can also reserve the community’s clubhouse for special celebrations.
While we do not provide assisted living care directly ourselves, community and government support groups including Blue Care, HomeCare and HACC are welcome at Oxford Crest Villages.
These important services ensure residents are able to live in their units for as long as they wish, regardless of their limitations. We work alongside these groups to ensure residents are comfortable and well looked after.
A leader and innovator in senior living since 2000, Oxford Crest offers a unique service, affordable living and a great community environment for all. Oxford Crest offers peace of mind to you and your family.
Our residents benefit from Oxford Crest’s vast experience in this industry. Most importantly, each employee is committed to our our core values of respect, dignity, generosity, affordable and innovation.