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How Do I Transition From My House to a Senior Living Facility?

By Marcel Gemme | 1 year ago
According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, over the next 20 years, Canada's senior population is expected to grow by 68%--the 75 plus age group will double. Over the past 40 years, it has more than tripled in size. In 2017, the senior population sat at around 6.2 million, and in 2037 it is expected to number 10.4 million. For example, the Yukon's senior population will be 2.9 times its current size. Alberta's senior population will increase by 2.8 times, and the senior population in Nunavut will increase by 5.7 times its current population. Every province in the country...

Five Signs That a Senior Living Facility Is the Right Choice for Me

By Joseph Kertis | 1 year ago
As we get older, most of us will consider downsizing or even some form of assisted living to help with our daily tasks; when the time comes, it is a good idea to start considering various senior living facilities. This is not an easy decision as most seniors who have a home may not want to downsize or leave their homes. It is understandable to be resistant to leaving home, whether considering assisted living, retirement living, or a form of independent living. According to Statistics Canada and the 2016 Census, approximately 25% of Canadian households are led by people over...

How Do I Choose the Right Senior Care for My Needs?

By Joseph Kertis | 1 year ago
Finding the right type of senior care does not have to be difficult, and there are different options to consider. Whether this is transitioning to assisted living, retirement living, independent living, or a continuing care retirement community, it is important to choose the right one for your needs. Continuing care retirement communities provide everything within one location and offer a continuum of housing. These facilities help residents transition as needed from catered independent living to assisted living or long-term care. Assisted living facilities or assisted living communities are various living options, such as apartments, condos, or group living. Assisted living...

How Do I Pay for Senior Care?

By Marcel Gemme | 1 year ago
When figuring out methods to pay for senior care, you must understand how much retirement living could cost, the cost of assisted living, or any other type of independent living option. Overall, the answer will be different depending on your needs and level of care. Most senior living aims to make life easier and help seniors live a happy life without the burden of maintaining a home. However, every senior who considers new living arrangements must find a way to pay for them. Most of this begins with budgeting and comparing your current cost of living to the new cost...

Common Myths and Misconceptions About Senior Living in Canada

By Joseph Kertis | 1 year ago
Most seniors have an idea of what senior living communities are like as you like have friends or even relatives in assisted living, retirement homes, or other independent living. There are always horror stories and news headlines, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite this, senior living today focus greatly on the ideal senior lifestyle. Many seniors are not completely retired and work part-time or volunteer their time extensively. Other seniors require extra support and care with assisted living or a long-term care home. There are general common myths and misconceptions about senior living, but most senior living facilities and...