To successfully plan ahead, you need to start thinking about how you want to live as you age and what steps you need to take to achieve that lifestyle.
This article is part of a series on Plan for Aging in the Place you Love…
Some older adults find that they need some help with the day-to-day activities of living independently within their own home. The supports and services people may need as they age will vary, as will the costs. Services and supports range from private (out-of-pocket) expenses to those offered through health care and social service systems.
When developing your plan to age in place, you should understand the supports and services you may need. Find out if they are available in your community and think about how much they will cost. A good place to start looking for information is at your local seniors’ centre or your health care provider.
Some assistance with supports may be available through the government, but remember that not all seniors are eligible for all levels of assistance, and not all supports and services are covered or available in every community. Some services may be subsidized or there may be a cost involved, depending on your need and/or income. Your local seniors’ centre or health care provider can help you determine your eligibility for assistance.
- What supports and services are available in my community to help me with daily activities such as shopping, cleaning, yard care or snow shoveling?
- Where can I get help with bathing, grooming or other personal supports?
- How much will these services cost?
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You can find more information and resources about Aging in Place at Canada.ca/Seniors
Teunis Schouten, Owner at B Cared For Services