Category: Long-term Care
It's report card time for the retirement residence industry! Comfort Life's 2011/12 annual guide to the best retirement communities across Canada is out! Find Canada's Best Retirement Communities in your neighbourhood.
Making the decision to move into a retirement community is usually a difficult one to make for retirees and for their families. Even more difficult, is the laborious process of visiting and evaluating the many different retirement communities and trying to decide which one is for you! They all look great and have various levels of services and facilities that its very easy to get caught up in the glitter and gold.
"Living at home is free, why move?" is the most common mindset when seniors are asked about the option of moving to a retirement community. But is aging at home really free? With the unforeseen costs of in-home care assistance, home retro fitting or transportation assistance, many retirees may not realize that aging at home is not as "free" as believed especially if unanticipated health issues were to arise.
Whether you've been a caregiver for a month or several years, you've no doubt figured out that your loved one requires more than just physical assistance with the daily activities of living. Just like you, a loved one who can observe, listen, or participate in activities enjoys them just because it makes him or her happy. Its more than just physical care.
Here are a few considerations if you or an older member of the family is trying to decide whether or not it’s the right time to sell the family home.
Economic times bring out the best and worst in insurance products. Hybrid or combination Life Insurance/ Long Term Care plans are associated with derivatives which mean you take the original product and then package it to make promises to people about a probability that may or may not occur.
Continuing care, also known as long-term care, offers a perfect setting for a vulnerable senior in your life.
Today we launch a new feature in The Pulse of Comfort Life blog: Story of the month. This is the post that garnered the greatest response from you, our readers. It's a post that was so popular and useful, that it is worth looking at again. This month, that post is this one.
VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.
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Wondering how to choose the best retirement community or confused about home care basics? Check out the Retirement Living Guide eBook!
Have preconceptions about retirement that are preventing you from starting to plan ahead? Consider these top questions and ideas as you prepare your move. Read more...
Volunteering at a seniors home is one of the most rewarding things you'll ever experience. Here's what you can do and how to sign up!
Long-term care retirement homes provide care for seniors who require frequent assistance but the benefits extend to the family as well.
Before choosing a long term care community for your family member, consider some of the following key questions.
If you're thinking about moving into retirement community, this is your must-read checklist for finding out all the exclusive details that matter the most to you! Read more...
Ever wonder what it's like to be a caregiver? Find out this caregiver's perspective on working in a long term care facility and for home care clients. Read more...
No one likes to have to have the ‘courageous conversation’ with their parents about the possibility of needing long-term care but Jane Baufus discusses why it's important to do it sooner than later. Read more...