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ARE YOUR AGING PARENTS DOING OK BY THEMSELVES?

ARE YOUR AGING PARENTS DOING OK BY THEMSELVES?

  HOLIDAY times are often when families from near and far get together for celebration. What these gatherings look like may change as family members age and family dynamics change. For many families winter holidays may be the one time of the year when they visit...

Your Retirement Home Lease

Your Retirement Home Lease

A LEASE in a retirement home is the same as any lease you take on; it’s a legal document which binds you to certain things, and ensures you’re in receipt of others. So it is not something that should be signed without full review and without the opportunity to ask...

How Can I Talk To My Elderly Parents About Senior Living Options

How Can I Talk To My Elderly Parents About Senior Living Options

  By John Francis THE transition from living independently, to being cared for in a retirement community iscertainly not an easy one for your elderly parents and is often highly charged with emotions.Their beloved family and caregivers are often reluctant to broach...

In House Doctors at Retirement Homes

In House Doctors at Retirement Homes

As a care facility, licensed retirement homes very often have a general practitioner or a nurse practitioner, as an ‘in house medical service’. You can’t unfortunately utilize the in-house physician as well as your own GP, but you may consider switching to the GP at...

Room Sizes and Suite Options in Retirement Homes

Room Sizes and Suite Options in Retirement Homes

Although it’s highly likely you’re downsizing when moving into a retirement residence, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring things with you or still personalise your space. Here we talk of what that space could look like and include: Size of Space: while suite sizes in...

Palliative Care in Retirement Homes

Palliative Care in Retirement Homes

End of life care doesn’t have to take place in a hospital or hospice. Just like planning to pass away at home, many retirement homes can also support you or your loved one in your final days. Death and thinking of death is not something any of us want to do....

Tips for Caregivers and Making Their Lives Better

Tips for Caregivers and Making Their Lives Better

By John Francis, Health Consultant at Thorncliffe Place Caregivers are often found to be so dedicated to the care of their patients or care recipients, especially loved ones, that they often forget to care for themselves. It is highly important to maintain your own...

Anxiety and Fear of Moving to Senior Housing

Anxiety and Fear of Moving to Senior Housing

By Christine Forget   THERE are a number of factors and reasons why seniors move into a retirement community. From our experience, it can range from wanting to downsize to a carefree lifestyle, to those who may not want to move, but have to move.        ...

Dining at a Retirement Home

Dining at a Retirement Home

Food is a very important part of our day, so it’s no surprise that it’s a very important decision making factor for many when moving to a retirement home.  One of the biggest changes most people find when moving to a retirement home, is having to have three meals a...