The health needs of seniors are different from the rest of the population. Seniors need different kinds of vitamins and nutrients in their diet, they require very particular ways of exercising, they need specialized medical care and they require a different quality and pace of life than the rest of us. All seniors should have a regular physician who specializes in medicine for the elderly to advise them on how to care for themselves. A general physician can recommend a diet for every individual senior’s medical needs and advise them on exercises that would be beneficial for them, considering all their health needs. They can track the progress and the decline of their senior patient’s bodily systems and prescribe treatment and medicine as necessary.
As for a senior’s quality of life, the most popular and most recommended way of living for elderly persons is in a senior living community. Senior living communities are similar to apartments or condos, but are designed with the elderly in mind. This means that commutes around the grounds are created considering mobility issues, emergency features and ways of calling for assistance are more prevalent and apartment layouts make moving around as easy as possible for seniors. Senior living communities are also well known for holding social events and activities for seniors to keep them active and engaged. This is good for their physical and mental health.
In Canada, there are a number of senior living homes and communities to choose from, but the most sought after facilities in Canada are in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Old age homes in Vernon BC, Penticton BC and Kelowna BC offer some of the best quality senior living communities in Canada, situated in a pristine lake region with innumerable outdoor activity opportunities. The climate of the Okanagan Valley is one of the warmest in Canada, with mild winters and hot summers. This climate is gentle on the senior community’s arthritic conditions and painful joints. Discover the Okanagan Valley for a healthy and happy senior lifestyle!