We are living longer and longer and staying fit well into old age. Although this should be a cause for celebration, it has an impact on our old-age provision. In the past, once they could no longer manage for themselves alone or be adequately cared for at home, pensioners would move into an old people’s home.
Many elderly people associate moving to a retirement home with the loss of independence. This means they put off the step for as long as possible. Thanks to offers such as meals on wheels and home care services, they can stay longer in their familiar environment – as long as they are still mobile.