Victoria BC is one of the truly special places to live in Canada and all of North America. It’s why so many people move here after their visit. They fall in love with its charm and climate.
During the winter it’s the warmest climate in Canada. And during the summer, it’s the coolest. This is one of the reasons it’s an ideal place to live year round.
The population and ability to get from one side of the city is another. There are only 350 000 people living in Victoria and at most during high traffic it will take you 30 minutes to get from one side to the other.
These factors make it a place people want to move when they retire. Over half of the population is made up of people the age of 60 years or older. This means that there are a lot of Victoria nursing home options.
Nursing homes are mostly for those individuals who can no longer care for themselves or are in the later stages of life and not sure how long they have to live. Children of parents often put their parents in nursing homes because they can no longer handle the duties of caring for their parents.
Who can blame them. Chances are good they have kids of their own and work two full time jobs. This can make it near impossible to care after a parent. As is the case, many people opt to put their parents into Victoria nursing homes. It’s easier to have someone and a facility of full time health care providers.
Sure the costs are expensive, but it’s worth it. Just knowing that your loved ones are safe can ease the daily stresses.
Many of my friends from the golf course I use to belong to opted to put their parents in care homes simply because they wouldn’t be able to look after them with the attention they needed. They did not want to feel like they were neglecting their parents. It’s hard not to feel that way. But they had an option not to feel that way and took it my placing their parents in a nursing home.
Nursing homes usually have many different levels of care. From complex to extend and intermediate, anyone in any life situation can stay in a home and find the care they need. There is also sometimes an assisted living portion of nursing homes. This is the highest level of care and what many look for. But it’s also the most expensive.
But no matter what level of care you or a loved one needs, you can find it in a nursing home. Just do your research and find one with lots of reviews.