Independent Living Units (ILUs) and their benefits

What are Independent Living Units (ILUs) and their benefits?

Independent living units (ILUs) are a type of housing for seniors looking to downsize in order to reduce their maintenance responsibilities at home. It’s important that was we get older we’re able to age in place. Having accessible living ensures that once you move into an ILU, you shouldn’t need to move again unless there are other unforeseen circumstances where more care is needed as you age.

There are 3 main benefits to moving into an ILU:

Moving into a new community tailored to your needs and built around convenience

• ILUs help you maintain independence while removing certain stresses or concerns around housing and aging. General unit maintenance like gardens and gutters are no longer a concern as this is all completed for you by our onsite maintenance team. With units that are one level with walk-in showers, ILUs like those offered at Scalabrini should have a focus on accessibility.

Enhancing your quality of life by promoting an active and fulfilling lifestyle with other seniors

• The retirement community often holds their own social events where you can spend time with neighbours and meet new people. With something new always happening, there are no fears of social isolation or loneliness.

Safety, security, and peace of mind as you’re connected to staff from our aged care facilities

• The ILUs are on the same grounds as our aged care facilities. Therefore, while you’re living in a retirement community, you can still gain access to the services of our aged care facilities and reap the benefits of having access to our staff.

Our ILUs are clean and newly refurbished, meaning they’re ready to buy and move into today. However, you can also choose your own furnishings to suit your personal preferences and needs. Outside of the units there are community common areas for you to spend time in and get to know your neighbours as well as participate in group activities. Extra services are additionally available at an added cost which includes things like physiotherapy or hairdressing.

We have units available at different price points at Austral, Allambie Heights, Bexley and The Village by Scalabrini. To enquire today about joining the Scalabrini retirement community, call us at 1800 722 522 or email at