A new trend in downsizing is to exchange the large home – maybe not for a condo but a rental. Opting for an apartment can offer Mom the carefree living she wants. A rental provides her without the hassle of home ownership including lawn care, maintenance or utility bills. There are a number of options starting to pop up across Canada including:
Rental communities that offer a large population of seniors mixed with some younger professionals. These communities offer exceptional amenities including indoor pools and fitness facilities with onsite classes. These communities are being built with condo like finishing's and security features such as 24 hour concierge. Those who choose these communities find the cost much less than an independent living retirement home. These are the seniors who choose to relocate a retirement home once they require assisted living.
Cluster Care Apartments
Similar to the Lifestyle Apartments, this community model has developed relationships with aging at home services providers to offers tenants services such as housekeeping, home support, meals etc…
Although there is significant cost saving when considering an apartment, they do not offer onsite 24/7 health care or nursing support. They also offer limited activities and social stimulation. Contact our Eldercare Advisors and they can help Mom and the family weigh the options.
Contact Help for Mom for a list of local options near you.