Living alone is often the first choice for seniors. There’s a certain peace of mind to spending your retirement in the place you’ve called home for years or even decades. But there are safety concerns that go along with being a sole occupant. Here are a few common-sense tips and safety precautions for seniors, or anyone, that is living alone.
The older we get, the quicker time slips by. It seems like you just visited the doctor and they’re calling to schedule a checkup. Then don’t forget about the optometrist for an update to your prescription glasses, and after that it will be just about time to get your pearly whites polished once again!
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.