Medicine Hat Retirement Homes & Communities
"The Hat" is an excellent retirement community
Medicine Hat is home to a number of superior retirement homes where seniors live in perfect comfort and families will discover relief and peace of mind at the care their loved ones receive. Below, find a list of the very finest retirement homes and senior care in “The Gas City.” Below the listings find out more about senior living here, and the many benefits of moving forward with a move into communal accommodations.
Medicine Hat's best seniors' communities
Senior living Medicine Hat
Many older people in Medicine Hat have lived in their family homes for a long time and become used to things, even while their neighbourhood changes and becomes younger. They may come to accept that there are less people around they can relate to, and resign themselves to daily chores like grocery shopping, grass cutting, cooking and cleaning. Familiarity casts a spell.
However, when people move into a senior living community, they often wish they’d made the move earlier. Soon after moving into a spectacular community like those above, they’ve made new friends, love having everything done for them, and they never look back. “I didn’t realize I could afford to live this well,” some say.
Retirement homes make this move easier, too. They can often connect you with senior moving services or downsizing services that make the move seamless. There are also Master ASA real estate agents who specialize in understanding the needs of 65 and older people.
Kathy was one Medicine Hat family member who helped her mom move into a community listed above. She admits that “change seemed overwhelming” for her mom, but “staff went well above and beyond” to ease the transition for her mom. After only a few weeks, her mom came to love life in the community. And what’s more, communities listed above offer every level of care on the continuum.
Types of senior care in Medicine Hat
Whatever age or stage you are at, there are accommodations to suit you. Many seniors take pride in “taking things head on” and making their own move into a retirement home. Moving into independent senior living, they find they are never bored and there’s “always something to do.” They make new friends and love the ease of life in a building and community that’s built from the ground up, with people their age in mind.
For others, as they age, little things start to go wrong, and increasing personal care needs can result in the need for a move to supportive living, where care is always available. When seniors move into supportive or assisted living, though, they find many benefits in addition to daily care for things like bathing, transferring or whatever “activity of daily living” has become difficult. You also benefit from communal living, the company of others. “I make new friends every day,” one senior says. There’s also the benefit of living in a new, up-to-date environment where everything is accessible, spacious, and built with older people’s needs in mind. For example, stairs become a thing of the past, a lovely daily boon for seniors with bad knees, hips or backs.
Finally, there are also Medicine Hat seniors’ homes that include memory care or long-term care in the same building as above care types. In these communities, care for those with dementia or other ailments is provided with expertise and experience. Care staff will have special training in understanding Alzheimer’s and its effects, such as memory loss or sundowning. These environments are created mindful of dementia needs.
A typical situation where people truly benefit is the case of senior couples where one spouse requires daily care while the other, quite healthy, has been taken on the task of caregiving. This is never an ideal situation. When a couple like this moves into a continuing care community, the caregiving spouse will often find great relief at “having my life back,” and finding “so many good people around.”
Dispel your preconceptions!
Too many people still carry preconceptions or biases against moving into “an old folks home.” If you only look around, you’ll see that life in many retirement communities is much better than life anywhere else because it’s ideally suited to who you are at this age.
- There are things to do every day.
- You’re surrounded by peers, and you’ll love “always having friends just outside the door.”
- Somebody else “takes care of all that” vacuuming, dusting, etc. that you’re tired of.
- There’s always staff on hand, a great relief to your family. Communities listed above will have staff on hand around the clock, often including care staff or medical professionals, should anything go wrong.
Family members whose loved ones have moved into one of the Medicine Hat care communities listed above say you can’t put a price on peace of mind, knowing that your loved one is looked after, every day.
When people look at the price of moving into a Medicine Hat senior living community, you need to take all those factors into account. Both seniors and family members will say “you can’t put a price on” all the ancillary advantages like the social life, the peace of mind, and the many other hidden benefits of Medicine Hat retirement homes. They go well beyond the list of features or amenities, many of which are very impressive in themselves.