Ontario Retirement

The Time to Move to an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Facility: how to make it a smooth transition

If moving to another home can be challenging for most people, it becomes especially difficult for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions. Changing homes means an impact to the routine and a need to adapt to a strange place. This can be significantly stressful for all involved. But there are easier ways to handle this situation and help your loved one to adjust to a new environment with qualified professionals that will offer him or her a better and happier life.

Your OHIP Card Could be Your Ticket to Better Health Support in Your Home, or in a Long-term Care Facility

Statistics Canada, in 2012, told us that 792,000 Canadians who, because of aging, being ill or living with a disability, need support to live at home, are not receiving it – or are not receiving enough of it. You, or someone you care about, may be one of these Canadians who need support, and if you live in Ontario, your journey to a safer, healthier situation could begin with your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card.

Do You Live in a Care Home in Ontario? Yes? Do You Know Your Rights?

Just as young twenty-somethings who are living four to an apartment, trying to live on the cheap  whilst getting an education have rights, so do 80-somethings living in a care facility - but there are some differences in the two scenarios.

Can I Get There From Here? Long-term Care (LTC) in Ontario

Imagine that you are a patient in a hospital in Ontario - you have undergone acute care and are now ready to enter a Long-term Care (LTC) facility for additional care. Now imagine that you have entered a complex maze, like the Waterloo County Corn Maze, only much trickier. Why?

“Home First” Sounds Great. But What is it?

Allenby Boake does not like hospitals. In 2014, CTV interviewed the then 95-year-old about how the Home First philosophy had affected him, and he plainly stated that a week in a hospital felt like several years to him. Happily, Mr. Boake did not have to lie in a hospital bed while waiting for a space in a long-term care (LTC) facility – he did his waiting in his own bed, thanks to Home First.

These 5 Differences Between Ontario Retirement Homes and Long-term Care Homes May Surprise You

Ordinary Ontarians often use the terms “retirement home” and “long-term care home (LTC home)” interchangeably, but they are different in some meaningful ways.

Is Universal Public Insurance the Answer to Long-Term Care Crisis?

Are Canadians financially prepared for the possibility of part-time or even long-term care? If you’ve been too busy working for a living, or the last thirty years have slipped by all too quickly, you’re not alone. Baby boomers have begun reaching retirement age with Generation X to follow; that means the senior demographic in Canada is expected to double in numbers by 2036.

Retirement Hotspots in Ontario

When planning where to retire, seniors consider several important factors such as proximity to their family and social network, access to healthcare, transportation, cost of housing.

Federal and Provincial Benefits for Seniors in Ontario

Seniors have access to a range of federal and provincial benefits. Certain benefits will automatically apply when you are age 65 and others require you to make application. This is an overview only, intended for reference regarding available benefits in the province of Ontario.

Age-Friendly Communities in Ontario

Two of the biggest influences shaping the 21st century and global trends of our day are urbanization and an aging population. As Canadian baby boomers’ reach retirement age, our cities are also growing. It is estimated that within the upcoming 3 decades, baby boomers (born from 1946 - 1964) will double in numbers from approximately 4.2 million to more than 9 million Canadians over age 65.

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