Senior Independent Living Resources and Information
Senior Independent Living Communities are residences for seniors without pressing health concerns. Independent Living Centers function as apartment complexes for active seniors, and many have excellent amenities like fitness centers, tennis courts, and pools. In an Independent Living Center, seniors have the freedom of autonomous living with the fellowship of community involvement with other active adults.
Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers to provide information about Senior Independent Living and related topics.
Comfort Keepers Canada does not own or operate senior independent living communities. We are a leading provider of in-home care for seniors and the disabled. Our service is a great option for seniors who wish to live at home but need assistance with basic tasks; however, our services do not include the offering of Senior Independent Living Centers.
Featured Articles on Senior Independent Living in Canada:
Helping seniors stay safe and independent. By increasing seniors’ safety, they can not only experience better health and wellbeing but also stand a greater chance of living in their own homes independently for as long as possible. Two areas to consider are home and vehicle safety.
One of the best actions seniors can take to combat chronic disease is to get moving. Today almost 92% of seniors have at least one chronic condition and 77% have at least two. Chronic conditions are costly and are major contributors to disability and loss of independence.
Taking simple steps can help make trips safe and healthy for seniors. Along with contacting a travel agent, seniors should consult their physician before taking a summer trip, recommends the American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging.
As a caregiver, it is important to encourage independence in seniors, but also to interact with them in ways that provide the opportunity for them to maintain a better quality of life for themselves. By participating in activities with your senior loved one, not only are you showing that you care – the acts you undertake together can help improve their overall health.
The kitchen can be a dangerous place for seniors and elders. Not only are seniors over the age of 65 more likely to be injured in a kitchen fire, they are more likely to suffer a fall injury due to: items stored out of reach—both too high and too low—and the likelihood that meals are carried to eat in another room.