Aging in Place
Welcome to the Aging in Place resource centre
Did you know ...
- 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.
- Between 2006 and 2011, the number of Canadian centenarians increased by almost 26%.
- 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.
This resource is here to help you through it.
Who is the website and checklist for?
- A near senior, or a senior who is thinking about aging in place.
- A family member who wants to help their loved one navigate this process.
- A social worker or other provider assisting a client through the process.
Why should you plan to age in place?
- Help maintain health and independence for as long as possible.
- Avoid hasty decisions, especially when change or crisis that comes suddenly and unexpectedly.
- Make your aging experience more positive and satisfying by taking control.
- Make life easier for your future self.
How will this website help?
- We have collected information on resources, companies, and services that you can contact for your aging in place needs.
- These resources are organized into categories for you to look through at your own pace.
- With each category, there is also a brief checklist provided. The questions are designed to get you thinking about your life, your situation, and how these may change as you age. Afterwards, you can browse the resources as you see fit.
- The checklist sections will ask you for your e-mail address, strictly so we can return your answers to you. This is so you can review your answers later as you continue to plan ahead. Your email will not be shared with anyone.
- If you do not want to enter your e-mail, you can still go through the checklist for your own information, but you will not be able to save your results for later.
Want to know more about aging in place?
These Aging in Place videos and checklists were created by the Forum of Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors. The checklists have been adapted to this format by Sage Seniors Association. These items and others, on the Forum Website, may help you prepare for the future. Print copies of the Plan Now to Age in Place Toolkit are available at Sage Seniors Association.