When you hear the name Deer Lodge Centre, you probably think of aging military veterans in long-term care. And you wouldn’t be wrong. Deer Lodge started out as a convalescent home for First World War vets and still maintains 140 priority access beds for veterans as part of an agreement with Veterans Affairs Canada.
Older people prefer to age in their own homes, but many houses aren’t suitable for the elderly.
What happens when you, or your children, realize that you can no longer care for yourself in a safe and appropriate manner? What are your options? This is becoming the all-too-familiar question people face as they grow older and begin to experience a chronic illness that impacts their mobility or cognitive ability. Continue reading Aging in place: do the elderly have this option?→