Hindsight is 20/20 as we know! ‘If only I’d known then what I know now’, is an old adage often repeated. Being proactive means you make things happen, instead of waiting for things to happen to you – and then having to react because of it. At Solva we firmly believe that being proactive instead of reactive is the best for everyone. It’s the best for you as a senior, it’s the best for your family and/or caregivers; it’s the best for planning for finances and it’s the best for remaining in control.

1 – Considering the future today is the best way to avoid a crisis tomorrow: making a plan, talking through with those who should be involved or informed means everyone is aware of your thoughts and wishes beforehand. This can improve family dynamics and maybe relieve tension because a plan is being executed.

2 – Save yourself time, stress and money: having to react when something happens nearly always costs more, means you’re often overwhelmed and therefore not thinking through properly or making knee jerk reactions.

3 – Make room for changes: planning ahead means there’s room for flexibility and changes. Reacting at the time of need often means choices and options are not there and you have to accept what is available at the time.

4 – See a bigger picture and understand long term goals: resolving issues ahead of time can alleviate anxiety and stress both for you as a senior or you as a family member. Being proactive also means you’re forward looking and preparing yourself for scenarios ahead.

5 – Get peace of mind: planning ahead and understanding what you want, how to get there and ways you will make it achievable will result in feelings of freedom, independence and confidence.

We are always happy to chat with you about your current and/or future needs, with no obligation. Call us at 613-421-6073 or email info@solvaseniorliving.ca