Your Health By Madeline Kallio

Finding a New Home

Families face challenges when making decisions about seniors and their housing

June 2010 * 47 * Fifty-Five Plus Magazine There's an elephant in the room for many middle-aged Canadians, although not many people want to recognize it. Our parents are getting older and many will need to move to a retirement home "sometime" in the future. Even though 60 may be the new 50 in 2010, more than a quarter of the total Canadian population is over 55 years old - and aging. Combined with rising life expectancies, it is inevitable that a large number of

Being prepared will bring peace of mind, allows the elderly person to adjust to the idea, and make the transition less traumatic.

our aging population will want or need some new form of accommodation away from the family home. That accommodation could be as simple as a retirement home, which can provide independent

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