Considering a lifestyle change is one thing. Finding the right fit is quite another. For starters, there have never been so many options when it comes to senior living. And while choice is always a good thing, sometimes it can make the process more complicated. That’s why it’s important to begin your research as soon as possible.
It’s important to feel like you’re at home and have a purpose in life.
But before you start to narrow in on finding the right fit, know that “finding the right fit” is more than comparing costs. Weighing the differences between home care, a retirement residence and long term care involves everything from care itself, to the social and not-so-obvious benefits of each option.
“It’s important to feel like you’re at home and have a purpose in life,” says Marlene Williams, executive director of the B.C. Senior Living Association.
The first step is to slow down and take a closer look at the main differences between home care, retirement residences and long term care.
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