And Where Do We Live When We Get Older?: The future of the retirement home and alternative living options

And Where Do We Live When We Get Older?: The future of the retirement home and alternative living options

by Ralph Villman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995049307
Publisher: CPB-Discover Canada Ltd.
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Ralph Villman, co-owner and operator of Golden Pond Retirement Residence, shares his insights with anyone interested in how we are housing today the aging Canadian population. With 25 plus years spent in redesigning, upgrading and improving living arrangements suitable for those with physical impairments, Ralph extends his interests to bridge the "what's needed" with the financial arena as it pertains specifically to seniors.
Moving from Germany as a young entrepreneur, Ralph made use of his background in engineering to upgrade outdated buildings, turning them into creative and beautiful living spaces once again. He tried his hand as a realtor on the east coast, a landlord, after doing most renovations himself, and finally discovered his true calling, looking after seniors by running a retirement home for seniors in Ontario together with his wife Laurie. His passion is obvious; so is his critical view of how we do things. But his critique follows workable proposals and models of future housing options for older folks.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1-Staying at Home-The Best Alternative?; 2-The Future of Retirement Homes in a Changing Climate; 3-Running Out of Funds; 4-The Missing Link; 5-The Retirement Home and Growing Spiritual Awareness; 6-Operational Challenges; 7-Where Does Home Care Fit In?; 8-Looking Ahead Into the Future; 9-Rules, Regulations and Permits; 10-Medical Emergencies and Their Cost; 11-Outbreaks; 12-Considerations for a Future-Oriented Housing Model; 13-Alternative Living Options; 14-How the Ideas Came About in My Own Experience; 15-The Concept Takes Form

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