Each year the lists come out - best places to live, best cities for kids, best travel destinations - you get the picture. This year more seniors than ever want to know which cities in Canada are the best places to retire. We’ve searched the polls and read the reviews so that we might give you the best list!
Seniors that are fairly independent but also need assistance with the daily activities of living may be well suited to an assisted living residence. But with the many styles and levels of senior care available, knowing where to begin the process of relocating can be confusing. You may even have questions about who to talk with and how many people will be involved along with you.
Dementia is a gradual change in a person’s ability to communicate. In the early stages of dementia, the individual may have difficulty finding the right words or they may substitute incorrect words. Because the brain’s ability to process information is affected, individuals that struggle with the disease may also have difficulty interpreting their surroundings.
Sifting through literature, websites and manuals in search of the senior care to suit you best, chances are - you’ve discovered that the options are many! Then there’s the recurring thought of relocating - moving once will be a big enough adjustment, and what if my needs change with time, will I face yet another move? Consider a different type of community - a campus of care.
You may have heard the press that reverse mortgages are getting more popular and would like to know if it’s an option you might consider for yourself. While there are pros and cons, there are certainly situations such as alleviating a family’s financial burden to allow for long-term care of a senior loved one that could make a reverse mortgage a viable option.
Getting back to nature doesn’t have to be a distant memory of days gone by - remember them? Days when the ocean was your playground, when you could be outdoors all afternoon and your knees did not rebel! I wouldn’t have imagined that a water sport I could enjoy with both my mom and my grandson existed.
As the numbers of Canadians reaching ‘senior’ status, increases with each passing decade, the options available in senior living arrangements are also on the rise - a trend that is welcomed with open arms. Unlike when our grandparents were seniors and their choices were either to age in place or relocate to a Nursing Home, there are many additional options available today, one being Assisted Living.