Letter from the President
When we Canadians look to the future and begin to plan for our retirement years, we tend to focus our efforts on obvious issues such as financial, real estate and tax planning. However, what is often mistakenly overlooked is the issue of housing and care. These considerations are all too often left until a crisis occurs and, as a result, we are forced to make a decision within condensed time frames with little or no meaningful research... and that's just not necessary in today's world.
That's where The Care Guide comes in!
With the myriad of options for seniors' housing and care, it's often difficult to know where to start and what to look for. One thing is certain, today's landscape has become far more sophisticated than the images that come to mind when we think of the "old age" homes of yesterday. Today's senior housing and care options range from professional Home Health Care agencies to elegantly appointed Retirement Residences and Long-Term Care Centres, Adult Lifestyle Communities to Palliative and Hospice Care, Independent/Supportive Living to Alzheimer Care... and everything in between.
Finding an appropriate solution for your needs involves a variety of decisions in order to ensure that you have chosen the best option based on individual needs and tastes as well as your health and well being. Careful forward planning and research will ensure that you have made the right choice. It is no longer necessary to feel confused or alone. Information and help is here and evidence shows that the better informed we are, the more likely it is that we will make a good decision.
So, welcome to The Care Guide Online... where you'll find "everything under the sun for seniors' housing and care"... including all of the information you need to plan for your future or to help a friend or loved one do so. Thanks for stopping by... you'll be glad that you did!
Fred Schleich, President
Care Planning Partners Inc.