According to Stats Canada, persons over 65 are the fastest growing population in the country. Over a third of Canadians who have lived past the age of 65 are alive today – and the Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1965 have only just begun to enter this age bracket!
Many new retirement residences and long-term care facilities have been built to accommodate the increasing senior population, but some are rather expensive, and someone who is used to living independently may find it difficult to adjust to a major change in living arrangements.
Remaining in your own home may be a viable option, even if you’re among the one-in-four Canadian seniors living with a long-term disability or health issue. Difficult challenges can often be overcome, with the proper support.
Would any of the following make it possible for you (or your parent) to stay at home?
- Lifeline Medical Alert Service
- Wider doorways to accommodate a wheelchair or scooter
- Walk-in bathtub
- Ongoing assistance with house and yard work
- Grocery delivery service
These are just a few of the many products and services available to seniors today.
If you need help deciding whether or not it’s time for you to downsize, fill out our short questionnaire. We’ll be happy review your answers with you.
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