The 5 best retirement homes to spend your golden years

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You’ve put in the time, done the hard yards, and now it’s time to embark on the adventure of a lifetime in a nation as warm as the greetings you’ll receive at every turn. Thailand is calling your name, and we’ve got five of the most splendid retirement homes that will whisk you away to a life of sun-kissed bliss and more. Rest assured, you’ll be having your cake and eating it too!

Care Resort, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai

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Location: 43/1 Moo 6 Maeram, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

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Care Resort Chiang Mai is and award-winning, adult care retirement facility that offers a tailored and individualistic approach to retirement. They include options for both ‘independent living with care’ and ‘close care’ with in-house nursing and care support. Plus, with 58 villa rooms and a 5-bedroom dementia unit, it’s an all-inclusive haven for both short and long-term stays.

The retirement home also offers a wealth of activities. You can flex your muscles with pilates, zorba dance, tai chi, yoga, stretching, and aqua aerobics. All under the watchful eye of an activities supervisor. And when you fancy venturing beyond the resort, there’s a wide range of excursions available, from shopping trips to exploring the local community. Moreover, the retirement home houses over 1,000 trees within its expansive gardens and enchanting lake. Thus, allowing for leisurely strolls that are bound to put more pep in your step.

Fear not when it comes to accessibility – the resort provides disabled-friendly villas and facilities, transportation with a hydraulic wheelchair lift, and flexibility in terms of mealtimes and food choices. Thus, they ensure to meet every guest’s unique needs.

Baan Lalisa, Chiang Mai

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Location: 125, Pa Daet Sub-district, เมือง, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

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Baan Lalisa is a premier nursing care centre in Thailand that takes comfort and care to greater heights. Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, Baan Lalisa caters to various levels of mobility and care. These include specialised treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Their Chiang Mai location, known as Siripunna Villa Resort and Spa, boasts a traditionally warm Lanna-style décor, lush gardens, and plush facilities. It luxuriates in a serene, mountain-framed setting. Plus, it’s adorned with sprawling gardens, picturesque lake views, and inviting common spaces that encourage rest and rejuvenation.

Moreover, copious opportunities for physical activities abound. All thanks to their state-of-the-art pool, fitness centre, and dining room. Ensuring the ultimate in care, there’s also extensive support available around the clock, overseen by experienced specialists who are dedicated to promoting a dynamic and meaningful life.

Venturing further afield, Baan Lalisa extends its high-quality care across Thailand, boasting branches in the coveted destinations of Phuket and Pattaya.

Homerly International Senior Living, Pattaya

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Location: 100/3 Soi.grag 4, Nong Pla Lai, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

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Surrounded by nature and just a stone’s throw from the vibrant seaside town of Pattaya, you’ll find Homerly Senior Living. Allow yourself to sink into the lap of luxury with bright, spacious private rooms and lavish villas boasting private pools. With large windows to let in the sunshine, non-slip flooring, paved walkways, and wheelchair accessibility, Homerly Senior Living masters the art of balancing elegance and practicality.

Take your pick from independent living, assisted living, or intensive assistance tailored to suit your unique requirements. With a comprehensive team of registered nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and senior physicians, your well-being is always at the forefront of their practice.

But it doesn’t stop there! You can also indulge in a saltwater hydrotherapy swimming pool and spa bath. Plus, there are delicious organic food grown on-site, a state-of-the-art gym, and regular clubhouse meetings for social activities. Thus, ensuring you feel right at home during your golden years.

And beyond exceptional care services, Homerly Senior Living takes it up a notch by providing support with visa service, doctor appointments, insurance arrangements, document management, and domestic and international transportation.

Carewell Service (Baan Tschuai Duu Lää), Phuket

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Location: Carewell-Service Co.Ltd, Resort Sino Rawai, House of help and care, Soi Sowsod, Moo 1,, Rawai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83130, Thailand

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Our fourth retirement home, Baan Tschuai Duu Lää—run by the esteemed Carewell Service—invites you to bask in the serene corners of Phuket island. Specializing in top-notch dementia care, this retirement home offers a tranquil sanctuary while delivering an unparalleled experience in elder care.

Situated in the picturesque Rawai area, this resort features stunning fully-furnished bedrooms. Each one complete with fitted wardrobes and a choice to bring your own furniture. Plus, they’re designed for ultimate accessibility. Expect a queen or king-size bed, wheelchair-friendly bathroom and entrance, and direct garden access with soothing pool views in every room.

Additionally, Baan Tschuai Duu Lää prioritizes comfort and flexibility. They provide independent living, assisted living, or intensive assistance options based on individual needs. The exceptional facilities onsite include 24-hour care, registered nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapist, and occupational therapists. They also have a gym room, physical therapy equipment, natural therapy, and a salt-water hydrotherapy swimming pool and spa bath.

Lastly, you can add some zest to your golden years with regular social activities in the clubhouse. There’s also a variety of organized field trips to nearby beach attractions. Moreover, the accessibility of Phuket’s international airport and excellent connections to Bangkok creates the perfect environment for visiting family members.

Vivobene Village, Chiang Mai

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Location: 93 Moo baan Mai Rim Klong, Moo 9, T. A. Chiangmai, Luang Nuea, Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai 50220, Thailand

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Prepare to be swept off your feet with our final entry: Vivobene Village, an exceptional long-stay resort nestled near Chiang Mai. It caters to those seeking assisted living and individuals in need of nursing care.

Boasting a total of 80 elegantly designed, air-conditioned, and barrier-free rooms, the resort ensures ultimate comfort tailored to your individual needs. Vivobene’s versatile living concept is ideal for people desiring support with daily tasks or those requiring dedicated nursing care.

The resort’s amenities provide an inspiring balance between elegance and recreation. It features a comprehensive wellness center equipped with a fitness room, hairdresser, and beauty salon. Add to that a beautiful swimming pool and a delightful pétanque and dart play area, and you’ve got the recipe for relaxation and engagement. Moreover, you can dine in style at the on-site Swiss Restaurant Rössli. Here, an exquisite medley of Asian, Thai, Western, and Swiss cuisine will serenade your taste buds.

Your retirement should be a time to cherish, and these exceptional retirement homes in Thailand are designed with your needs in mind. Unwind, unwind, and let laughter fill your days as you immerse yourself in everything the Land of Smiles has to offer. Take a risk and step into a new chapter of unbridled relaxation and boundless memories – because, after all, your golden years have never shone brighter!

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Cita Catellya

Cita Catellya is an experienced journalist and writer who covers a range of topics from medical and property to leisure and tourism. Her career began as a copywriter 5 years ago, where she worked with several brands in Indonesia to help them increase their online presence. Cita writes in both English and her native Bahasa Indonesia