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Assisted Living Investment: What is it and Why Should I Invest?

This article was updated on Wed 07 Feb 2024

Assisted living tenant receiving support

Assisted living investment is one of the fastest-growing avenues within the UK property market. As demand for assisted living soars in the UK, these types of properties are on rent at a premium, but despite this, many investors are still unaware of what it really entails.

With this in mind, we’re going to break down what assisted living is, how assisted living investment works, and why investors should be considering this booming asset class.

What is an assisted living property?

Assisted living refers to a residential service in which individuals who suffer from things like disabilities or mental health issues are given the opportunity to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

When in need, those in assisted living properties are provided with the necessary care and support to help them manage their day-to-day lives. This support varies massively on a case-by-case basis. It ranges from things such as standard household tasks to medication management and even social activities in some cases.

The goal of assisted living is to promote and enable independence for those within the system. whilst also ensuring they have the support and guidance. This to enable living safely and successfully in the community.

What is assisted living investment?

Assisted living investment is the act of purchasing a property that is used specifically for the purpose of renting it out to individuals requiring assisted living services. These kinds of properties are typically modified to meet the needs of the tenants. In some cases including additional aspects such as wheelchair ramps, disabled-friendly bathrooms and extra safety systems.

The tenants in an assisted living property typically receive support services from a provider. The provider is responsible for their care ensuring that their needs are met. The provider also maintains the property itself and deals with any issues or damages. They may be a government agency, a nonprofit organization, or a private company that specialises in providing assisted living services. As a result, assisted living investment is a very hands-free investment.

What are the benefits of investing in assisted living?

Here are some key points to consider:

Growing demand: With the increasing need for affordable housing options for people with disabilities and/or mental health issues, there is a growing demand for assisted living facilities. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years. This makes assisted living investment an extremely lucrative and reliable opportunity.

Guaranteed income: Assisted living apartments can provide a guaranteed source of income. More often than not through government-funded programs. These programs often provide long-term leases and stable rental income. It can even feature increases based on inflation, making supported living apartments an attractive investment option.

Social responsibility: Investing in assisted living apartments is not just financially rewarding, but also socially responsible. It provides a safe and secure home for people with disabilities. It helps them live independently and improve their quality of life.

Overall, investing in supported living apartments can be a profitable and socially responsible investment option. It has the potential to create stable income for the long term.

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Here at Knight Knox, we have a wealth of experience in the UK property market, with a proven track record when it comes to assisted living investment.

Find out more about investing in assisted living with Knight Knox here, and take a look at our latest opportunities today!

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