Best Retirement Villages in Selangor 2020

If you are looking for the best retirement villages in Selangor, you've come to the right place. Yet again, Malaysia has been selected as one of the top 10 retirement destinations in the world, based on the Annual Global Retirement Index for the year 2020. Malaysian cities are clean and modern, its public transport unrivalled, and its people the friendliest in Asia. According to International Living, the cost of living is four times cheaper than it is in the U.S., and as an added bonus, Malaysia’s street food is hands down the best in Southeast Asia.

And while other Asian countries offer great budget holidays, and some offer first-class vacations, Malaysia manages to cater extraordinarily well to both. For those who wish to retire or spend extended periods here, the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme; launched in 2002 by the Malaysian government offers a renewable, ten-year, multiple entry visa for qualified applicants.

For the retirees, the next obvious question is where exactly should you stay? You'll need to understand the various ‘levels of care’ that you might require. Many so-called retirement homes do not cater for the various levels of care with the assumption that you are healthy and independent and will remain that way forever. When a higher level of care is required, you might need to leave the community if the retirement village does not support that level of care. An integrated retirement home should cater for the various levels of care and you should not need to leave the community unless there is a need for hospital care and more intensive care required.

We have compiled a list of retirement homes based on running various keywords on Google search engine, Google Search Results and information available on forums and blogs. The retirement homes have been arranged in no particular order.


1. GOLDEN HERITAGE



Golden Heritage positions itself as an industry pioneer in providing quality senior living lifestyle and support services within its capacity as premier senior living property developer and a full-service advisory organization. They help organizations achieve their business goals by providing holistic integrated solutions customized to their distinctive needs and circumstances.

Golden Heritage is Acacia Living Group Australia's strategic partner in Malaysia. Acacia Living Group Australia have more than 50 years of experience, 3-year accreditation from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and impressive records of achievement in the management and delivery of exceptional care, support services and facilities for seniors throughout Western Australia.


2. ARAGREENS RESIDENCE



A healthcare-inspired development with lots of design considerations for the elderly. As a senior living development, AraGreens benefits from this healthcare background. By design, AraGreens will be able to not only accommodate aging in place through the typical design features one would expect (wheelchair access, properly designed bathrooms, etc.), the development will also feature an integrated medical block that will offer a nursing home with added dementia care (operated through a JV with a Japanese nursing home operator), a clinic, pharmacy and TCM. As of now, they do not have a home healthcare component, something that could easily change as their customers age in place and require intermediate levels of caregiving that go beyond the abilities of the locally available live-in maids.

The site is 9 acres, of which 7.5 have been set aside for residential units spread across 6 towers, for a total of 700 units. There are five types of rooms ranging from 700 SQF to 3,800 SQF.

The draw as a residential senior living development are obvious at first glance: in the middle of the facility is a club house with all sorts of integrated activities designed to keep both the active senior and their grandchildren visiting them equally happy and occupied. The club has a rock climbing wall integrated on one outside section, an outside basketball court, well-designed outdoor activity areas for kids, and pools for little ones that would be the envy of many a five-star resort. At first glance, these may all seem obvious given AraGreens target market, but they reflect a very intentional approach to their target market.

Beyond these amenities, AraGreens has piloted an idea they call the “dual key concept.” To reduce this to a very simple way of explaining, the dual key concept creates a shared vestibule for each unit, but two completely separated and self-supporting residential units, one for the adult children and one for the elderly parents. Simple? Yes, and elegantly so. As designed and implemented, what I saw was a precise way to honor the cultural legacy of trans-generational housing, but also to create what the 50-somethings want, a bit of independence from their elderly parents, without having to be physically separated across a city from one another. The “dual key” system relies on more than just the design and the shared vestibule and the separate spaces; success also requires that the whole development find a similar balance between those services seniors need and those that are attractive to their younger children, who have their own family concerns to be mindful of (hence the basketball court, extensive swimming pools, BBQ areas, rock climbing wall).

There are important lessons here for developers thinking about projects in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and China. Many of us wonder what the triggering event will be to dislodge a family from their current living arrangements and move into a senior living facility. We all wonder how the trans-generational housing model plays into this. Aragreens has proposed a simple solution: integrated aging in place, on-site aged care and general healthcare services, within a residential development that on its own is compelling to its target market of 50-something upper middle class customers. This type of real estate asset has the sort of unique features that make market segmentation and the ensuing sales and marketing activities easier and more likely to create commercial success, a lesson that may well have important predictive value for what will and will not work in markets like China where trans-generational housing remains a challenge everyone is aware of, but no one is completely sure how to address.
Source: https://healthintelasia.com/trans-generational-housing-malaysia/


3. NOBLE CARE HOMES


Noble Care professionals have developed an innovative model of resort-like living for the retired and elderly community, moving steps ahead of assisted living, disease management, 24-hour nursing care and emergency care services.



Noble Care has various branches in Selangor:
  1. D-10, JALAN LKS-4,LEE KIM SAI 48000 RAWANG, SELANGOR
  2. No.13, PERSIARAN MERANTI UTARA,SERENDAH GOLF RESORT, SERENDAH, SELANGOR
  3. NO 24,JALAN 9/5T USJ 9 ,SUBANG BUSSNESS CENTRE SUBANG JAYA 47620, SELANGOR
  4. 1 JALAN USJ 18/3, USJ 18 ,47630 SUBANG JAYA, SELANGOR
  5. 10 , JALAN 5/35 BUKIT GASING 46000,PETALING JAYA, SELANGOR
  6. 46-B LORONG BALING,JALAN KAPAR,41400 KLANG, SELANGOR
  7. SCS G1,G6 COUNTRY HEIGHT VILLAS 43000 KAJANG, SELANGOR
  8. 537, Jalan 5, Taman Ampang Utama, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
  9. No. B5 Jalan sahabat 1,Taman sahabat 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Check out their list of retirement homes and nursing homes throughout Malaysia: https://www.mynoblecare.com/noble-homes/


4. THE GREEN LEAF (SEPANG, SELANGOR)

Update: Not launched (under-development)
The Green Leaf was developed by a group of retired professionals and managers who shared a common desire to retire in a lifestyle resort environment - yet remain empowered to age with grace and dignity within a supportive community.

Designed as an activity-based destination resort with a full range of amenities and facilities.

The Green Leaf aspires to:
  • Create a resort lifestyle environment which is safe, friendly
  • and of the highest standards of service.
  • Incorporate design features that are disabled-friendly with
  • healthcare facilities to meet the special needs of the aged.
  • Implement environmentally sustainable green development
  • Develop a socially sustainable and vibrant community.
  • Enhance the physical & mental 'wellness' of the retirees
  • and encourage self-development and fulfillment.

The ageing-in-place retirement resort is designed to address the changing wants and needs, be they physical or social-psychological; of seniors to ensure the quality of life during the different stages of retirement. “It is a concept that goes further than what you see in countries such as the US and Australia. The model you see there evolved from their society, set-up and network, which is not really suitable for us,” says Raphael Yap, managing director of Gracious Homes Sdn Bhd (developer for green leaf retirement).

He notes that retirement has three stages — independent living, assisted living and nursing. The most overlooked stage is assisted living when a person no longer has the mobility he used to. “In developed countries such as Australia, the government provides resources and assistance to the elderly and non-governmental organisations are active. An example is the Salvation Army, which offers meals-on-wheels programmes. We don’t have such things in Malaysia and the assisted living stage can last for 20 to 30 years. You not only lose your quality of life but also become a burden to the caregiver,” says Yap.

For more details, go to https://www.theedgeproperty.com.my/content/citycountry-cover-story-dispelling-myth-retirement-homes


If you find yourself with a senior living or retirement project requiring any of the below, contact us.
  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Capital
  3. Design, Development & Repositioning
  4. Operation Feasibility & Management
  5. Market Feasibility/Research
  6. Sales & Marketing
  7. Legal & Compliance
  8. Training
  9. Financial Planning

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