If wading through the options in seniors’ housing is making you feel a little like you’re lost in the woods, you are not alone. The terms commonly used to refer to retirement homes and seniors’ communities vary by province. An understanding of what’s what in seniors’ housing will help you avoid confusion and even side-step awkward situations that could arise simply from not knowing where to begin your search.
It’s never too soon to start protecting your eyes. If you are fortunate enough to have retained good vision into your senior years, you’re probably doing something right! But don’t take your eyes for granted; did you know that there are many common-sense habits you can get into to help you keep and even improve the health of your eyes?
Choosing a retirement community for either a loved one or for oneself is a milestone decision. Sometimes the choices we make are hasty or based on the wrong priorities, and that may lead to backtracking only to repeat the process a second time. So to help you sidestep the wrong decision, we will zero in on three common pitfalls and hopefully help you avoid them!
Good nutritional choices are imperative for muscle tone and strong bones, and a diet high in essential vitamins and minerals will help keep illness and disease at bay. One nutritional staple essential to a seniors diet is omega-3 fatty acids, and the best source of omega-3s is fish! But when it comes from the ocean, fish are just the tip of the iceberg; there are loads of healthy options in an ocean friendly seniors menu.
The decision to move to assisted living was a big one! Now preparing for the move will likely involve mixed emotions and certainly lots of questions, but one of the most helpful things you can do for your loved one is to keep a positive attitude. They may be feeling some apprehension, or possibly even be questioning whether it was the right decision. To help you make the move a positive experience here are a few straightforward tips for a smooth transition.
And The Winner Is...
We are so excited to receive more than 150 submissions to our essay contest on the topic of senior living in Canada. The viewpoints of today’s young people on this important subject are remarkably impressive. After careful deliberation, we arrived at a short list of the top ten entries, and in the coming weeks we will publish several of the essays that were particularly impressionable.
To define the role of the social worker in relation to senior care, it will help to understand who the social worker is in general terms.
The focus of a social worker is the welfare of people, families and communities. Social workers act as an advocate, and they help clients learn new skills to help them live effectively and meaningfully. They counsel individuals in need of assistance and connect them with resources within their communities. A social worker protects the vulnerable and ensures that their best interests are upheld.
The buzz about businesses eliminating special pricing for senior customers are gaining the attention of shoppers and they’re not afraid to speak their minds! The baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) have never hesitated to speak out on topics close to their hearts, and while they’re not famous for being frugal, they seem satisfied knowing that if they shop smart they rarely need to pay full price for goods and services.