Planning to Age in Place - In your Own Home
Most Canadian seniors want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
Canadians are living longer and are increasingly reaching the age of 100. According to new data from the Office of the Chief Actuary, the average life span for Canadians aged 65 and above, is 87 for men and 89 for women.
Aging in place means having access to services and the health and social supports you need to live safely and independently in your home or your community for as long as you wish or are able. If you are a near senior or senior who is thinking about aging in place and would like to know more about what you may need to do to prepare for your later years, THIS BOOKLET is for you.
Thinking about the future and being prepared will help you to make the most of your later years and have more control over your decisions. Planning will give you the best chance to have a satisfying and positive experience as you age and will help you to age in place.
This booklet includes a checklist to help you review your plan, if you have one, and to help you think about what you can do now to improve your life as you age. It is based on the experiences of people like you, who have shared their thoughts about planning and preparing for their older years.
Thinking about what you would like your life to be like in 10, 15 or 20 years, and what you might be able to do now to give you more control over future changes, will help you to maintain your health and independence for as long as possible. Having a plan to age in place could prevent you from having to make hasty decisions in the future, especially when dealing with change resulting from a crisis.
Plan for the future today to help you live the life you want tomorrow.
This booklet contains three steps you can take to help you plan for aging in place
Step 1 – Are you ready to Age in Place? This checklist assesses how prepared you are to age in place by looking at the following nine areas of your life.
Step 2 – Reflections. This is where you can make notes about what you would like to address in each of the nine sections.
Step 3 – Taking action on Aging in Place. This is where you can create your personal plan of action. It will help you by identifying actions you can take now and later to be better prepared to age in place on your own terms.
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