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.
The earlier you start planning, the more prepared you will be to respond to changes that may occur as you age such as changes in your health, mobility or social connections.
Consider the unexpected. This includes planning for what you would do if you had a sudden onset of a chronic illness, developed a disability or had a change in resources.
Making choices now will give you greater control over your independence, quality of life and dignity.
Consider these needs when planning for Aging in Place (click the links below to read more)
- Your Home
- Your Community
- Your Transportation
- Your Support
- Your Health
- Your Finances
- Your Safety
- Your Social Connectedness
You can find more information and resources about Aging in Place at Canada.ca/Seniors
Teunis Schouten, Owner at B Cared For Services