The holidays can mean different things to different people. For many, the holidays are a time where eggnog flows freely and folks come to visit from near and far. Everyone is merry and goes home, with full bellies and with visions of sugar plum fairies.
For many others, it might mean juggling the special needs of a family member that you’re the primary caregiver for. This can present its fair set of challenges.
Although international travel remains pretty much off the table for the foreseeable future, you can still visit some fascinating destinations across the world. Think virtual travel.
During the pandemic, the Ontario government requires that all seniors moving into a retirement residence self-isolate for 14 days.
Someone in your family has dementia. They recently wandered away from home and no one could find them. At the time, you panicked, but fortunately everything turned out all right. But you wonder: Will it might happen again? And if it does, will things turn out as well?
Moving to a retirement home is a major life transition. Leaving behind a home that you’ve lived in for years, possibly decades, comes with a sense of loss. Loss of a home full of family memories. Loss of autonomy.
Blog provided by: Seasons Retirement
In this weeks blog we hear from Seasons, who operate retirement communities in the Toronto and surrounding area as well as Alberta. Although there are specific references to what is happening in their homes, the scenario is very similar in the many retirement homes across Ottawa. All and all everyone is trying to keep their residents, families and staff as safe as possible. Have a read.
There are a lot of different types of retirement homes in the Ottawa area. They cater to a range of seniors, from those who want to downsize but have no intention of slowing down to those looking for support with things like meals, medications, and personal care.
As we approach Fall 2020 in Ontario, the pandemic is now in its sixth month. You’re considering a move to a retirement home, but you’ve yet to tour any of the homes on your short list. And you wonder, how do tours even work nowadays with physical distancing restrictions?
Are you grateful your aging parent didn’t move to a retirement home before the pandemic hit? You’re not alone.
Now that the first wave of COVID-19 in Ontario has passed, you still may be not be convinced that it’s safe for them to make such a move.