Vancouver Senior Housing Options

Looking ahead at your options for retirement living, or whether you’ll choose to remain in your home is a big life decision. Start considering your options sooner rather than later - that way you’ll have time and control over how and when to take this important step. To help you sift through the options, we’ve come up with a few points to ponder.  

Retirement at home in Vancouver
First, think about the level of personal care you and your spouse require now or may need in the years to come. If you do not need assistance with the tasks of daily living, remaining in your home may be a wise choice for now.

Home-care services specialize in helping seniors retain independence in their own homes for as long as possible. It’s an option to keep in mind for the future if you can foresee the need for a helping hand with home maintenance, preparing meals, transportation and personal assistance.  

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Questions to ask yourself if you are leaning toward retirement at home:

  • How involved am I in the community?
  • Is getting around the community a headache or a breeze?
  • Do I have a strong support network of neighbors, friends and family?
  • Will I have the means to update my home it my future needs change
  • Do I feel isolated and lonely a lot of the time  

Remaining in your home may suit you now but it might not be the best option for you in the years to come. If you’d like to get out more and are beginning to feel isolated and alone, keep the option of joining a retirement community on the table. Many seniors who thought they’d never relocate to a seniors’ community have found that once they did, they wondered what took them so long.

Reasons why retirement community living in the Vancouver area is worth considering       

Retirement Communities in Vancouver may also be referred to as independent living or seniors’ communities. They are designed to meet the needs of adults fifty-five and up who enjoy a social environment amongst others with similar interests while retaining a high level of independence. Many seniors who enjoy the lifestyle and conveniences of a retirement community also require assistive services that outside agencies provide. Commonly requested services include housekeeping and personal assistance - as you check into retirement communities, check whether hiring help from an outside company is allowed.

Benefits of life in a retirement community  

  • Light housekeeping is done for you.
  • You will be part of an active community with the option  to be as involved as you choose.
  • You’ll have social opportunities with others in your age range.    
  • You will enjoy your independence and the idea of a secure community appeals to you.
  • You’ve had enough snow shoveling and yard work.
  • The thought of mealtimes in the dining room with the option to cook for yourself once in awhile suits you perfectly.

Begin your search for retirement communities here
This is the perfect place to search for a retirement community in the Vancouver area! At the left (or above) under ‘Find Senior Housing’, enter: Vancouver. Next select ‘Retirement homes’ or ‘All’ from ‘housing types’ and press ‘start now’. You’ll find Independent living, Assisted Living; Alzheimer’s care and home care services in the Vancouver region.

Take time to consider the choices carefully and have a list of questions ready for personal visits with perspective communities. Whether you choose a retirement community, aging in place or both, keep the options open and do what you feel will work best for you.  

Written by Alice Lucette

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