CARP is Canada's largest advocacy association for older Canadians. Formerly the Canadian Association for Retired Persons, today CARP has more than 300,000 members aged 50 plus. As a non-partisan association, CARP is committed to working with all parties in government to advocate for older Canadians.
The event had an impressive gathering of providers for different senior services from within public and private industry sectors. There were participants from provincial health, home renovations, emergency services, food delivery services, medication management, legal advisory and other seniors related service providers exhibiting alongside Home Instead Senior Care. As the only CARP accredited home care services provider, Home Instead Senior Care (Burnaby and South Vancouver), was exhibiting in the in-home care services category.
Mr. Harpreet Singh, Owner and Client Manager, at Home Instead Senior Care (Burnaby and South Vancouver), also participated as a panelist in the in-Home Support Services segment.
Promoting seniors' choice to live in their own homes, in their own communities for as long as they desire is becoming a top priority for senior ranks in the government. This comes as no surprise, as most people are happier aging in their own homes and communities, where their connections, memories and comfort are the highest.
Health Minister Adrian Dix also stated in an interview recently, "We have to provide what most people want, which is the ability to live in their community. It is the best solution. If someone can stay at home, I don't know of anybody who wants to go into a care home early, people want to stay at home and live their lives in full."
Data from the Office of the Seniors Advocate, shows that at present in BC approximately 93% of the seniors aged over 65, and approximately 74% of seniors aged over 85 are living independently (private dwellings); and these trends are likely to continue in the future.
BC's senior population is projected to increase to more than 1.4 million by 2030, nearly one out of every four people in B.C. will be a senior. Needless to say, 'aging in place' will likely become the goal of the entire community to help our seniors effectively age in their own homes.
High-quality home care services providers such as Home Instead Senior Care (Burnaby and Vancouver) can help seniors and their families within their community in this effort. With a full range of premium home care services Home Instead Senior Care (Burnaby and Vancouver) can play a critical role in the mission of keeping senior loved ones where they most want to be i.e. home!
Additionally, for some simple yet effective tips for seniors in preparing to live longer in their homes, also refer to our recent blogpost.