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Independent Retirement Living With Support

Services

  • Supportive Living

    View the list of Independent Supportive Living providers by city in the province of your choice: British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec Nova Scotia New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador  …   more ]
  • Supportive Living Services

    The services that seniors need and want most are social, nutritional and housekeeping. This conclusion is based on over twenty years of experience in the senior housing industry and on…   more ]
  • A Change in Living Arrangements?

    Triggers that will generate a change from independent living: loss of mobility, even if it is temporary, it will trigger vulnerability and dependency issues.  It may create a lack of confidence…   more ]
  • Background to What Seniors Need and Want

    In performing our market research studies, we realized that senior housing is needs based. At the extreme end of the needs spectrum are those seniors who need ongoing care and…   more ]
  • Condos - What to know!

    It is often said that buying a condominium is buying a lifestyle.  With all of the new condo developments across the country it is important to know what kind of…   more ]
  • Nursing Home? Retirement Home? What's the Difference?

    Residential Choices, other than staying at home, range widely, from independent, age segregated apartments with minimal services, to progressively higher levels of services and supports, including care services in assisted…   more ]
  • The Full Spectrum of Senior Housing Choices

    The choices available in seniors’ housing include everything from living in your home, with home care, to progressively higher levels of support as we age.  Independent living  with minimal services…   more ]

Residence-checklist

  • Retirement Home Checklist

    When calling or visiting a prospective Independent/Supportive Living, Retirement or Assisted Living Residence, this checklist will help to ensure that you ask the necessary questions, allow you to keep notes…   more ]
  • Increasing Frailty

    As we age, increasing frailties, caused by various conditions such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson disease, vision deterioration, arthritis, diabetes, incontinence and others results in our…   more ]
  • Retirement Living Checklist

    In addition to the residence checklist, here are some "gut feel impressions" to consider:   Make A Checklist Question Yes/No Did you like the people you met? If you weren't…   more ]

Costs

  • Supportive Living - Costs

    Because services consist of mainly meals, social and housekeeping, they tend to be several hundred dollars per month less than assisted living, mainly because of the absence of care supports and the…   more ]
  • Retirement Residences

    Is Retirement Home Living Right for You? “Retirement Homes” has become a generic term that refers to seniors’ congregate living.  It is typically associated with the provision of care and…   more ]

Regulation

  • Supportive Living - Regulation

    A residence that offers meals, social activities and housekeeping is referred to as "Supportive Living" by us, and is typically not regulated because it offers mainly hospitality services.  As soon…   more ]
  • More About Supportive Living

    Supportive Living usually offers the safety and security of 24 hour staffing and emergency response in accommodation that meets various budgets, from studio, spacious&nbsp one and two bedroom apartment suites, most with kitchenettes,…   more ]
  • Supportive Living in Alberta - Regulation

    A residence that offers meals, social activities and housekeeping is referred to as "Supportive Living" by us.     In Alberta, these residences are regulated under the Supportive Living Accommodation…   more ]