Changing family structures and dynamics
The seniors of previous generations were often blessed with long-lasting marriages and a large brood of children to support and share the role of caring for aging parents. Imagine having four or six adult children, all married with children of their own, and all living within close proximity. The support options would have been enormous.
Today’s family structures have changed considerably. Marital breakups, blended families, fewer children, same-sex couples, families without children, and families scattered across the country and even the globe mean the supports of yesteryear is often inconsistent of absent for today’s seniors.
With up to 80% of long-term care residents living with progressive dementia, today’s care homes have a significant number of seniors who aren’t able to manage their own financial affairs, make personal health decisions, or benefit from the regular support and companionship of visiting family and loved ones.
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Only 5% of seniors will ever need care in a continuing care facility. The remaining 95% will often look to family caregivers to support their health, safety, and well-being at home.
Family and resident councils
Did you know it’s mandatory in Alberta for all licensed care homes with four or more residents to have a council for residents and families to discuss concerns?
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