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Mature Living at ICare Links View

Singalong with Just Good Friends at ICare Links View

Style, Comfort and Wellbeing at ICare Links View

Getting older is something that comes to us all if we live long enough! Making sure that you get the most out of your later life is really important and that’s just what you can do with mature living at ICare Links View.

Have you worked all of your life and acquired the trappings that come with advancing years? You’ll want to know that you’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labours when you’ve got the time to do what you want to do. That’s where mature living at Links View comes in.

We went to take a look around in the summer of 2020. Come on in and take a look!

Dealing with Coronavirus

Staff at Links View Extra Care at St Annes have been amazing throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks go to everyone for the hard work and diligence of the amazing team of staff and carers. Strict procedures are in place for hygiene and handwashing, and wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE). On arrival in reception at Links View, all staff wash their hands and take and log their temperature. Face masks are routinely worn, along with additional PPE when interacting with residents.

ICare Links View
Dealing with coronavirus at ICare Links View

Getting used to the ‘new normal’

To help the residents, the staff have even been translating details from the daily News Conference into plain English. These notes and memos are circulated to everyone to explain what the changes mean to them.

Sadly, this has also meant an end to the enjoyable social gatherings which everyone enjoys!

  • Now, restaurant meals, cooked by the in-house chef, are delivered to residents apartments to avoid gatherings in the dining room at lunch time.
  • Medication and groceries are delivered into reception by external suppliers, for staff to deliver them on to each person.

The majority of the residents are quite vulnerable so are shielding. Most people who live at Links View have coped well with lockdown so far – although it’s fair to say they’re getting a bit fed up now!

Better Alternative to a Care Home

However, the residents are also grateful to be living in Links View, as a much better alternative to either a care home or being at home in the community. It really is the best of both worlds, and the coronavirus pandemic has shown just how good this world is.

For the last 3 months, residents have had peace and quiet and lived their life in their own homes. But they’ve also been safe and looked after with medication and shopping, delicious meals and people to call on. You can’t say better than that!

Are you, or someone you know, looking for the freedom and security that Links View offers as an alternative to a care home?

Why don’t you get in touch and have a chat to find out more. When it’s safe and guidelines allow it, you can come along for a look around and see what you think. Just ring 01253 721678.

Most of us are familiar with the idea of retirement living, and it’s certainly popular here on the Fylde Coast.

Just one the great advantages of life at Links View is the sense of community. There’s always something happening – with visitors, parties and celebrations. So even if you find it awkward to get out and about you’ll not feel isolated. But at the end of the day you can close your own front door to peace and quiet and life just as you like it!

On a bright and sunny Halloween morning, Links View residents were joined by Lynn and Bev from Just Good Friends. They’re the local friendship group who provide friendship, interests and things to do for people all over the Fylde Coast.

Singalong with Just Good Friends at ICare Links View
Singalong with Just Good Friends at ICare Links View

Song sheets handed out and everyone comfortably in their chairs the sing-a-long began. Visit Fylde Coast went along and what an entertaining morning that was! A good old ‘technical hitch’ with the music provided money-can’t-buy comedy moments, with everyone (including us) enjoying a really good laugh.

Some of the singing was OK but let’s just say we’d never form a choir that anyone would pay to see. But goodness me was it good fun!

A great place to live

This sort of gathering and morning of fun is the kind of thing that you can regularly expect if you move to Links View Independent Living. It’s not a care home – it’s your home. Take a look around –

Your own apartment is your private space, and the extended building yours to share with other residents. It’s where you’re comfortable and safe and can spend your time with company when you want to.

A number of non-residents came along to enjoy the event with their friends. More than once, the people who are residents were trying to persuade their friends to move in too!

Having fun at a singalong event
Having fun at a singalong event

The message that comes across loud and clear is that Links View is a happy place. According to the residents, the staff are kind, friendly and helpful and can’t do enough for everyone. The place itself is ideal when you get to a certain time of life – it’s safe and people feel looked after but live independently.

Christine Clough, one of the managers at Links View
Christine Clough, one of the managers at Links View

One resident said “I moved here 15 months ago from Carlton near Poulton. It’s the best thing that I’ve ever done. I feel really safe here.”

Getting ready to singalong at Links View!
Getting ready to singalong at Links View!

Before one event was over, these good friends were already planning their next get togethers. Several birthdays were coming up in the next few days and a film screening was planned in the cinema room.

Many thanks to Lynn and Just Good Friends for organising the event. They’re coming back, with the intention of making it a monthly event. If this is anything to go by it will be very popular!

Lots of photographs were taken on the day, this is just a selection of them. You can look at them all on the ICare Links View Facebook page.

No need to tie your money up in property

Do you really want to invest all of your assets into your new home, AND pay a hefty monthly fee on top? Many of the mature living apartments ask you to do just that. But we don’t at Links View!

The lounge of an apartment at Links View
The lounge of an apartment at Links View

When you’ve worked hard all your life and invested in your own home, you want to be able to enjoy that capital when you get older.

At ICare Links View you can do just that.

There’s no upfront, lump-sum payment for the purchase of your new apartment. All you pay is just a very affordable monthly rental fee for a very nice apartment (and your normal utility bills of course).

The money released from the sale of your home becomes your cash nest egg. Keep your savings to hand and use it to pay for the nicer things in life and enjoy your retirement!

In this luxurious St Annes development all of your day to day hassles are taken care of. Property, maintenance and security issues are all sorted out as part of the package, while you enjoy your life as you choose, in the company of friends and neighbours or in the privacy of your own luxury apartment.

Mature Living at Links View
Mature Living at Links View

Special care and attention isn’t limited to the design of Links View and its grounds. It extends to every aspect of the development, from your apartment, through the wide hallways and the beautifully decorated communal areas, to the furniture, furnishings and the meals served in the restaurant.

Bedroom of an apartment at Links View
Bedroom of an apartment at Links View
Entrance at Links View Mature Living, St Annes
Entrance at Links View Mature Living, St Annes

ICare Links View has been designed with style, comfort and with your wellbeing in mind. Your apartment, the wide hallways and beautifully decorated communal areas have all received special care and attention. As have the meals served in the restaurant, the furnishings and furniture.

Leave your maintenance worries behind

Feel safe and secure with mature living at Links View. Having a house manager to look out for you and keep an eye on things also adds peace of mind.

If you’re fed up of looking after a property and maybe a garden, this is a much easier way to live. There’s no house maintenance to worry about, no lawns to mow – what could be easier?

Look Around

Visit Fylde Coast went along on a frosty, sunny day in January 2019 to have a look around. Can you remember Victor Kyam in the old Remington shaver adverts, saying ‘I loved it so much I bought the company’? Well we were all set to move in, it’s so nice! Take a look at a few of the photos we took –

Why is Links View different? Because you get to have your cake and eat it!

Keep your savings rather than tie your money up in property

The lounge of an apartment at Links View
The lounge of an apartment at Links View

Do you really want to invest all of your assets into your last home, AND pay a hefty monthly fee on top? Would you have enough money to live on if you did?

Well at ICare Links View you don’t have to.

There’s no upfront, lump-sum payment for the purchase – just a very affordable monthly rental fee for a very nice apartment. Your capital will become your nest egg, to pay for the nicer things in life.

Residents and staff at Links View, St Annes
Residents and staff at Links View, St Annes

When you get older it’s nice to think that you can carry on living independently, safe in the knowledge that help is at hand when you do need it.

Links View is not a residential care home, and it’s a far cry from traditional retirement living. It’s an opportunity to live in your own home for as long as you want to, with access to professional, tailored care if and when the need arises.

Some of the benefits of “Mature Living ” at Links View for your enjoyment:

  • The flexibility of keeping your savings rather than tie up in property
  • Apartments have kitchens and wet rooms on a secured rental basis
  • Car parking available
  • Domestic/care assistance available  subject to agreed support and charge
  • Lifts for easy access to all floors
  • Residents lounge and restaurant
  • Delicious restaurant meals prepared daily by our resident chef
  • Beautifully maintained gardens and some rooms overlooking the Golf Course
  • Guest suite on site
  • Laundry room
  • Hairdresser available on site (subject to booking)
  • Mobility scooter park and charging facilities
  • Local shop, sensory room and gym on site
  • Medical consulting room on site
  • Hobby room and library
  • Additional bathrooms with support apparatus.
  • 24/7 on-site support team

For further information please see www.icarematureliving.co.uk or ring 01253 721678 – and please say that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Reasons to Retire to St Annes…

The Fylde Coast is a popular retirement destination for many people, and St Annes is popular for a new life next to the sea. It’s a brilliant quality of life at the coast. It’s a flat area with good public transport links and so much to see and take part in with vibrant community life. When you find all of the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants you’ll wonder how you ever had time to go to work!

When you’re considering the upheaval of moving home, or even moving county, wouldn’t it make sense to choose a place where you can stay for as long as possible?

For further information please see www.icarematureliving.co.uk or ring 01253 721678 – and please say that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

…or just have a few days away!

When you are elderly and have care needs it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to go on holiday!

Does the thought of a week in a care home fill you with dread? If you need some assistance with day to day tasks, and you’d really like a holiday, you’ll be welcome at ICare Links View.

Take advantage of the fresh, sea air, enjoy the seaside and be looked after with a short stay in these luxurious apartments.

It’s also an ideal way to try Links View out before you make the final commitment to move in.

For further information please see www.icarematureliving.co.uk or ring 01253 721678 – and please say that you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!

Carer of the Year

One of the ICare team of 120 carers is delighted to have won the title of ‘Carer of the Year‘. Not once but twice, at the Blackpool Council and Blackpool Home Care Provider’s Forum annual awards in 2019.

Here’s Anne Scully receiving her award from Mayor of Blackpool Cllr Ian Coleman.

Anne Scully, ICare Carer of the Year
Anne Scully, ICare Carer of the Year

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