Quality of life can be defined as the overall level of wellbeing for individuals, either alone or within a community.
In a Canadian participatory research study (conducted by York University across seven cities in 2004), seniors highlighted access to information, health care, housing, income security, safety and security, social contacts and networks and transportation as key issues that affect the quality of life of seniors in Canada.
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing an aging population is that increasing physical challenges affect mobility which, in turn, affects both autonomy and the ability to socialize. Managing these challenges and their potential bi-products: frustration, loneliness and depression, requires a life strategy that includes organization, downsizing and/or transition to alternative Specialty Living for seniors.
Let’s examine some terms that make many people cringe:
- Old folks’ home
- Nursing home
- Senior citizen home
- Senior residence
- Rest home
Now that we’ve taken a look, let’s get rid of them.
Images of neglected elders drifting off on ice floes have been replaced with retirement communities that cater to vibrant, vital seniors at different stages of their lives while ensuring that their quality of life is enhanced by attending to the changing needs of their minds, bodies and souls.
There are many things that you can do to prepare for either yourself or your loved ones but they require planning. Get information now on how to address the changing requirements of either yourself or the seniors in your life before there is a need to act quickly so that more options are available and that your needs will be met as an informed consumer.
Call 905-432-0002 for more information about retirement living at Traditions of Durham in Oshawa, or visit their website at http://www.specialty-care.com/index.php/sl-traditions-of-durham.