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LifeCare Residences: Leading the Way in Retirement Living

What Sets Us Apart?

LifeCare Residences is an internationally renowned retirement community operator. Successfully building on the company’s 35 years as a healthcare and retirement village owner/operator in New Zealand, LifeCare Residences is renowned in the UK for vision, innovation and boldness – the only operator providing a full continuum of care and services, and the only one with a model to directly operate all services within its communities, not handing them over to third parties or a management company.

LifeCare Residences also uniquely offers cost certainty for life via an ‘enjoy now, pay later’ deferred payment model.

At Battersea Place, our community in London, LifeCare Residences responded to a gap in the market by pioneering a number of firsts in London:

• The first ‘luxury’ retirement community in London

• Nursing domiciliary care

• An onsite nursing home as part of the wider village offering

• A carpool service, so residents can have independent car transport (self-driven or chauffeur-driven) without the responsibility and maintenance headaches of car ownership

At Grove Place, our retirement community set in 27 acres of Hampshire countryside, residents enjoy modern, luxurious apartments and bungalows with hotel-style facilities located in a Grade I Elizabethan manor house.

Both developments bring an enhanced quality of life to residents through a new concept in retirement planning, where both the owner/operator and the residents benefit from ongoing investment in the facilities, creating and perpetuating a rich and fulfilling quality of life amidst a thriving community.

The company’s deep understanding of how residents wish to live, gained from years of experience and ongoing research has driven every element of the offer at our three communities – Battersea Place in London, Grove Place in Hampshire and Somerleigh Court in Dorchester.

Preserving dignity in residents’ advancing years is a priority, LifeCare Residences has created a model which offers an independent lifestyle amidst a thriving community, with access to an extensive range of hospitality and care services with 24-hour nursing/emergency assistance, if required. At all of our communities, residents enjoy their own private homes for as long as possible, supported by individually tailored packages for domestic, personal and health care that can be adapted as needed –– with options ranging from domiciliary care to full-time nursing. This model bridges the gap between independent and assisted living and provides a fulfilling quality of life for the over 65s.

Outstanding Design, Services and Amenities

LifeCare Residences stands out for the ethos described above and for the company’s intelligently designed spaces, which encourage independent living. As well as the expected convenience of level thresholds, step-free access, automatic opening doors, LifeCare Residences subtly designs the height and width of showers, WC heights, kitchen worktop heights, kitchen cupboard accessibility, even pull-out Dishwasher drawers to avoid bending. Apartments have fluid open plan layouts, providing flexibility for owners who can decorate as they wish, and pets are very welcome.

Community is at the core of LifeCare Residences’ ethos – preventing loneliness, one of the biggest issues facing the aging population – by providing facilities that encourage social interaction, mental stimulation and physical activity.

Communal spaces are available for residents to use as an extension of their own living space – for everything from dinner parties to band practice. Other popular facilities include onsite cinemas and billiard halls – ideal for when grandchildren visit! Both Battersea Place and Grove Place have private pools and gyms, as well as hairdressing and pampering sessions in beauty salons. For added enjoyment and recreation, our communities also benefit from outdoor space. Grove Place in Hampshire has 27 acres of grounds which includes forest walks, meadows, gardens and a croquet lawn.

Chef-led restaurants deliver first-rate dining daily – a hallmark of a high quality of life. Residents influence the menu development and wine tasting sessions are a highlight whenever the wine list needs updating.

Spoilt for choice, residents benefit from a variety of services and amenities including:

• Concierge services

• High-class restaurant

• Cafe

• Bar

• Private courtyard garden

• Library

• Lounge

• Cinema

• Swimming pool

• Spa pool

• Gymnasium

• Billiards room

• Hobbies room

• Chauffeur service

• Minibus service

• Carpool service

• Nursing home

• Guest apartment

Our communities also benefit from the services of a Lifestyle Co-ordinator who manages an engaging calendar of events. Activities range from cultural experiences to urban excursions or trips to the countryside.


Each of our elegant apartments is carefully crafted to offer both comfort and style.

Superbly proportioned reception rooms are light and airy with space to stretch out or to use for entertaining in style.

The attractive reception rooms in each apartment provide ample space to relax or to accommodate visiting family and friends, while stylish yet practical bedrooms have spacious fitted wardrobes for a contemporary finish.

Intelligently designed, fully-integrated kitchens ensure that home cooking is a pleasure, while luxurious bathrooms are adaptable and easy to use.

Most apartments enjoy a balcony or patio, while duplex penthouses at Battersea Place are fitted with a private, internal lift.

All apartments include a 24-hour emergency call system, giving the reassurance that help is always at hand.

Personalised Care

Battersea Place has set a new benchmark for aged nursing care in London. The Albert Suites is an onsite, award-winning 28 suite nursing home offering discreet, tailored care. This provides peace of mind for residents and their families and enables couples to remain close by if one of them is unwell or needs additional care. Uniquely, we are able to provide nursing care to residents in their apartments. Care offerings include:

• Physio Rehabilitation

• Convalescence Care

• Post-Operative Care

• Long-term and short-term nursing care

• Palliative Care

Additional care offerings include physiotherapy and complementary treatments such as massage, reflexology and osteopathy.

At Somerleigh Court in Dorchester, residents benefit from the reassurance of an award-winning nursing home offering both nursing and dementia care.

A Lifestyle That’s As Individual As You Are

LifeCare Residences has three retirement communities to choose from … from high-end London living through to the rural delights of Hampshire or the charm of historic Dorchester

At LifeCare Residences we do everything we can to make retirement the best time in our residents’ lives, with no exception. LifeCare Residences is a renowned retirement community operator with over 30 years of experience in enriching lives. Our commitment is to deliver outstanding care, authentic choice and unrivalled hospitality with facilities of a five-star hotel quality.

Further details can be found on www.lifecareresidences.co.uk or by phoning 0800 009 6950.