Short Term, Respite or Permanent Stays

Short Term, Respite or Permanent Stays

Short term, Respite and Permanent Stays by Caroline Inman   Although not a hotel, a retirement home can provide temporary, short stays if needed. Here’s a look at why you might need one and what the difference is to being a permanent resident.   Retirement homes...
Is There a ‘Right Age’ for Retirement Living?

Is There a ‘Right Age’ for Retirement Living?

Is There a ‘Right Age’ for Retirement Living? By Caroline Inman   IN a nutshell, we don’t think so; it’s all about YOU! For the most part, retirement homes are for the over 65s. There is an Ontario law which came into practice in 2010 – The Retirement Homes...
Keeping Busy and Finding Our Sense of Purpose

Keeping Busy and Finding Our Sense of Purpose

ONE of the biggest things to consider, plan for and appreciate as we retire is the need for a sense of purpose. It may be easy to think of or hope for no ‘to-do’ list but the realities of actually having nothing to do can be real.  Therefore, even the smallest of...
Understanding Care Levels in a Retirement Community

Understanding Care Levels in a Retirement Community

Understanding Care Levels in a Retirement Community By Caroline Inman   PEOPLE move to retirement residences for many different reasons, and whether you’re considering supported living now or looking ahead, knowing what homes can provide for you today, as well as...
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...