Grande Prairie is home to a variety of excellent retirement homes, where seniors find welcoming peers, and families gain peace of mind, knowing their loved ones are safe and well-cared for. Peace River Country residents should know more about the benefits of making this life change.
A premier retirement community located in the heart of Grande Prairie, Alberta focused on independent living. Emerald Gardens provides quality services to enhance your current lifestyle.
Lifestyle Options: Independent Living
Quite often, seniors in Grande Prairie and surrounding areas like to remain in their homes as long as possible. They feel understandably attached to the place where they raised their family, and where they’re familiar with neighbours, even as it becomes “too much” for them, as they may slowly admit.
A move into a senior care community like those listed above may seem like an unwelcome change to some, but it actually offers relief from much of the drudgery of home ownership, and seniors are often surprised at what they can afford. Cooking and cleaning are no longer a daily concern, and when they realize how much fun they can have living with people their own age, in a place where there is a daily slate of interesting activities, they often wonder why they waited.
In addition, retirement homes make it easier to move. They often have a ready list of services to help you, including downsizing services, senior moving companies and more. In order to see community life for yourself, you can take a trial stay. Welcoming committees and ambassadors also help ease the transition.
Many families put off a move into a retirement home until something happens to change their health circumstances. This may not be the ideal approach to moving into a community (you end up making a move under stress or duress), but retirement homes with supportive or assisted living make your life better. These have specially trained personal service workers who can help with activities of daily living like bathing, feeding, dressing, etc. People also find rejuvenation in a caring community, with people the same age all around.
Ideally, seniors “take the bull by the horns” and initiate their own move out of a family home. Independent senior living communities in Grande Prairie offer a group of people the same age who’ve been through many of the same things you have. People who like to stay ahead of the curve find these communities the right choice. They like that they no longer have to cook and clean, and places are designed specifically for seniors. Elevators and other accessibility features in-suite make living easier, and you know that you are in a place that’s safe. Family members have peace of mind, too, knowing that there is always someone around, watching out for you.
Those are the levels of care available in Grande Prarie communities listed here. You can also learn more about other options including the following: