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Looking for more information about retirement homes or about retirement communities? Chinook Village’s blog offers families in the Medicine Hat area a place where they can seek out more insightful information about seniors, care homes and their lifestyle, in just a few clicks away. We care about you and your family and want to help in any capacity. Have a read and enjoy!

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    What is the Difference Between Supportive and Assisted Living?

    If you're considering supportive or assisted living in Medicine Hat for your loved one, there's quite a bit to consider. But, the most important thing is to understand the difference between supportive and assisted living.


    If you've been searching for a brief guide that lets you know the differences between the two, you've come to the right place. We're going to share the information that you've been looking for.

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    What to Look for in a Retirement Residence?

    Imagine yourself sitting and watching a gorgeous sunset with brilliant hues of reds, golds, purples, and blues. You’re relaxed after a peaceful day spent walking through nature, enjoying company, and eating delicious meals in the ideal community. Retirement is a new journey to enjoy


    Now, how do you get there?  

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    Four Factors to Consider When Exploring Retirement Living Affordability

    When it comes to senior living, you have a lot of options to choose from. This may seem like a difficult task when they all seem so similar.


    You want to make sure to find a retirement community that is affordable, as well as one that includes your needs. Make sure to keep reading about the retirement community in Medicine Hat.


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    Six Tips to Ease Your Parents to Move to a Retirement Residence

    In 2019, there were over 6 million retired Canadians over the age of 65. By 2030, retired Canadians will make up almost 25 percent of the population. 


    If you have parents who are in retirement and their health is slipping, it can be a stressful situation for all. It can be a challenge trying to encourage your loved ones into a retirement home. Many of these establishments have a less than stellar reputation.


    However, that isn't the case for Chinook Village - the recommended retirement residence in Medicine Hat. Chinook Village offers a wide variety of benefits that'll be sure to appeal to your retired parents.


    Here are six tips for making your loved one’s transition to a retirement home as easy as possible.

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    Four Benefits of Moving to a Retirement Community

    According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the population of Canadian seniors is expected to grow by 68 percent over the next two decades.

    As this age group starts planning for retirement, they'll be faced with some important decisions, especially regarding where to live.

    Whether you're just starting to plan for life after retirement, or you're already retired and looking to move, a retirement community can be the perfect place to spend the next chapter of your life.

    Keep reading to learn about some of the most exciting benefits of moving into a retirement community.

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    Why is Chinook Village the Best Choice for Senior Living

    Senior Living homes require a sense of security and companionship for older people to live a safe and steady life. Research states that people tend to be jovial and energetic when they’re around others of the same age group. Chinook Village offers older people a chance to live independently with all the amenities and conveniences they would need to live a happy life. You get to choose from the 341 suites that we provide. Be it an apartment or a fully furnished respite suite, we have it all and everything in between! Our lifestyle options include independent living, supportive living, assisted living, and respite care.

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    Why is Retirement Living Better Than Receiving Care at Home?

    Many people don’t evaluate how to spend their retirement years and what they expect from their life after retirement. Some retirees are self-reliant and want to live independently with confidence. Continuing to live in their own home is the right choice for some people whereas for others, staying in the same house can get very boring. Finding a good retirement residence is necessary. It is an ideal environment for seniors to prosper and pursue their passion. Chinook Village has been providing safe and caring residential homes since 1992. Being one of the largest communities in southern Alberta, Chinook Village has three hundred and forty-two suites.

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  • caretaker helping an elderly lady
    Five Benefits of Respite Care for the Elderly

    Respite care programs are short term breaks designed for caregivers of a child or an adult. Caregivers usually tend to hesitate from taking such breaks. But, they prove to be beneficial for both the caregiver and the person receiving the care. You can enroll dependent adults for 24-hours care from healthcare professionals and licensed nurses at Chinook Village. Care services are available for anyone 50 years of age and above, who can move and eat without any help, is not at risk of wandering and doesn’t smoke.

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    What You Should Expect from a Trusted Assisted Living Community

    Seniors face many challenges. The body moves slower, it aches, the mind is not as sharp as it used to be, and the senses become dull. Feelings of isolation and loss of community make growing old lonely. It is easy for the aged to retreat into their homes and stop socially interacting with others because of hearing loss or a significant life transition like the death of a spouse. They may become fearful and develop depression or anxiety. However, many dread leaving the familiar, comfortable part of their lives to move into a retirement home.

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  • Seniors at Chinook Village in Medicine Hat Enjoying Socializing
    Social Isolation in Seniors Leads to Health Issues

    Keep Active with Supported Living in Medicine Hat, Alberta

    Life does not end just because you retire from your career, even if your body tells you otherwise. Arthritis, incontinence, or other physical ailments make daily tasks much harder to cope with. There is one aspect of growing old that may be worse than any physical pain experienced, and that is giving up your social life.

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    Benefits of Touring Senior Living Residences

    Benefits of Touring Senior Living Residences Tips to Help Find Your New Home in Medicine Hat

    If you're thinking of downsizing and moving to better enjoy your gold years, trust our recommendations and experience. Touring a residency before the big decision should always be a top priority. The benefits are undeniable! Read our guide to better understand how you can benefit from a tour of a retirement home in Medicine Hat.

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  • Senior Preparing to Move in Medicine Hat
    Moving to a Retirement Home? Now is the Perfect Time to Downsize!

    Suggestions from Medicine Hat’s Trusted Senior Independent Living Community

    Moving is never easy. In your younger years, you probably owned less than you do now. Over time, we tend to accumulate more and more items like furniture, pictures, antiques, and dishes. Additionally, we may still have boxes of our children’s memorabilia stuffed in an attic or closet. The memories associated with all those belongings make for great stories to tell your grandchildren.

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