Say goodbye to nursing homes: the future is in «shared living homes for the elderly.»

No one wants to grow old, but whether we like it or not, we all get there eventually. We then witness a decrease in abilities and a failure of memory, little by little. For most people, it is then necessary to leave everything behind and move to a retirement home.

In this sector, as in any other, there are important innovations, and the most recent is the common house for the elderly. This form of residence, called «senior co-homing», appeared in Denmark in the 1960s and has become popular in North America in recent years. In the short to medium term, it is likely to replace traditional retirement homes.

More specifically, co-housing for seniors consists of communities where seniors have their own space. This can be a room or an apartment, but residents also share common spaces with others.

Compared to retirement homes or long-term care homes, senior living communities have many advantages.

In senior living communities, the quality of life is improved. Unlike retirement homes, they offer you the opportunity to continue enjoying life.

Because it is a true community, people who live there make many friends, regardless of their age.

Residents’ privacy is preserved and no one is forced to mingle with others. Each person chooses how to manage the sharing of common spaces.

Because resources are pooled, the cost of these shared accommodations is lower than in nursing homes. In addition, everyone helps each other.

When a person needs more outside help, the low cost allows him or her to pay for certain services.

 

 

In this sector, as in any other, there are important innovations, and the most recent is the common house for the elderly. This form of residence, called «senior co-homing», appeared in Denmark in the 1960s and has become popular in North America in recent years. In the short to medium term, it is likely to replace traditional retirement homes.

More specifically, co-housing for seniors consists of communities where seniors have their own space. This can be a room or an apartment, but residents also share common spaces with others.

Compared to retirement homes or long-term care homes, senior living communities have many advantages.

In senior living communities, the quality of life is improved. Unlike retirement homes, they offer you the opportunity to continue enjoying life.

Because it is a true community, people who live there make many friends, regardless of their age.

Residents’ privacy is preserved and no one is forced to mingle with others. Each person chooses how to manage the sharing of common spaces.

Because resources are pooled, the cost of these shared accommodations is lower than in nursing homes. In addition, everyone helps each other.

When a person needs more outside help, the low cost allows him or her to pay for certain services.

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