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:
More Canadians are choosing to “age in place.” That is, they opt to stay in their homes rather than move to alternative retirement settings. But that often means they must modify their homes so it’s not a danger to their safety and health when their physical abilities change.
As more and more older adults are choosing to age in place, the need for home modifications to accommodate physical changes in people is growing. Ideally, homes for aging adults would meet universal design standards, which make structures inherently accessible to older people and those with disabilities. Many homeowners, however, hesitate to upgrade existing homes because of the cost.
Today’s technology gives independent-living seniors and their families and friends a growing array of easy, convenient ways to stay connected, across the country or across town.
There are many preventable actions that seniors and their families can take to ensure their safety and the safety of their loved ones. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that injuries, many of which are preventable, are the leading cause of disability and death for people of all ages.
Food poisoning is especially detrimental to seniors, causing them to be sicker longer with more acute symptoms. As people age, their immune systems slow down and are not as effective in combating illnesses. For these reasons, it is critical that seniors and their caretakers are able to immediately identify the symptoms of food poisoning and seek proper medical care and treatment. It is equally important, or more so, that they follow safe food preparation and handling methods.