When it comes to SENIOR LIVING we can help you:

Save time & make informed decisions

When it comes to SENIOR HOUSING we can help you:

Find the RIGHT Retirement Community

When it comes to SENIOR LIVING we are:

A free program without any obligations

When it comes to SENIOR LIVING we can help you:

Find local resources & referrals for Aging in Place

When it comes to Senior Living we are:

Located in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario & Toronto

Let Solva be your guide when searching for Senior Housing & Eldercare options!

Our FREE program was created to help families like yours find local Senior Living options. Tap into our years of experience, while we help you make informed decisions.

At no cost to you and without any obligation - ever!

We can help you find the care you need:

• Retirement Home Search Assist
• Short Stay, Respite, Convalescent Care

• HomeCare, HomeMaking & Aging at Home

• Long Term Care Navigation

• Rapid Resources & Referrals


 We understand how Retirement Homes & LTC operates

The entire Solva team has more than 60 years combined experience in the Ottawa & Eastern Ontario Senior Living Sector!

Our team has either worked, managed, owned, operated local Retirement Homes, Assisted Living, Long Term Care Facilities and HomeCare Agencies.  Our owner even teaches Retirement Communities Management at Algonquin College.  We understand the operation of a home care agency, retirement home, assisted living residence and long term care facility better than any other independent advisor.  Tap into our many years of experience and knowledge for FREE without obligation.

Solva is the ONLY independent advisor that works with 100% of all the local Retirement Communities & Assisted Living Homes!
We are independent, impartial and unbiased.  We partner with 90% of all retirement homes in Ottawa who have agreed to cover the cost of your search.  However, we are the ONLY navigation program where our team is NOT paid by commission.  They have no agenda to refer you to one residence over the next. They will provide referrals based on your individual needs, preferences, personality, goals and budget.  This may include homes, services or programs that do not partner with us....and that is perfectly okay! 
Solva also has exclusive relationships with various communities that provide us first access!  We make it our goal to learn about every option in the Ottawa & Eastern Ontario area... especially all the new trends!


We are different because: 

100% Free Service:  Local retirement homes support our program to help you navigate options and make informed decisions.

No Obligations:  There are no surprise fees, contracts or obligations when using Solva.  We will never charge you for answering your questions or to share resources that you may or may not use.

Our Promise:   We will look beyond those who partner with us to find the right fit based on your individual needs… which may include not moving at all.

Our Goal.  To help you save time and make informed decisions!



Free Resources

Click below for FREE educational resources.  Spend less time researching & more quality time with loved ones!

Ottawa’s only Retirement Home Resource Centre

Schedule your in-person appointment with a Senior Living Consultant who can provide you with:

  • Brochures for over 100 local retirement homes
  • Virtual tours from our office
  • Aging at home resources
  • Downsizing resources
  • Your free aging/eldercare planning toolkit
  • Additional helpful resources all in one place.

Spend less time researching and more quality time with moved ones.  Visit our resource center and get all your questions answered even some you might not have thought of.   Open by apointment at 111-301 Moodie Drive.


What makes Solva different then other similar services? 

For the past 10 years Solva has been built on industry knowledge, expertise and understanding.  When you are speaking to a Solva adviser you are speaking to an inside expert who understands how retirement homes, long term care and eldercare services operate beyond the site level tour guide’s perspective.  We are one of the only retirement home search programs where our team understands how these communities operate.

It all started with Solva’s owner Christine Forget has had a progressive career in Seniors Housing since 1996. She started in a Long Term Care facility in Cornwall, Ontario and gained an education in Long Term Care Management with the Canadian HealthCare Association. She then moved over to the private sector of Retirement Homes and Assisted Living in Ottawa where she held roles including Leasing Manager and General Manager.  Latterly, she advanced into roles including a Regional Director for Revera Retirement Living and a Corporate Director for Leisureworld Senior Living. Her territory in this role was throughout the entire Eastern Ontario region including Ottawa, Brockville and Kingston. 

Christine has been in every retirement community in Ottawa and has expertise on how both retirement communities and Long Term Care homes operate, with many stories of how others have found the right option based on their needs for today with the future in mind.  

Christine has been a board member with the Ottawa Council on Aging, The Canadian Association of Retired Persons and is faculty for Algonquin College’s Retirement Communities Management Program. Christine is a sought after speaker and coach within the retirement living sector across Canada and internationally. She created Solva to help families save time researching the countless options and offerings available, by tapping into her and her amazing team’s many years of experience. 

The Solva team is now led by Executive Director, Caroline Inman who has extensive background in eldercare including having owned and operated highly reputable home care agencies here in Ottawa.  She has constant communication with the various retirement homes and has participated in more than 300 virtual tours since March 2020. 

Between Caroline, Juanita and Rachel, our Program and Partnership Director, you’re in tremendous, knowledgeable hands.  Our team can help you sort through the options, offerings and organizations that support local seniors, and help you make the best plan for you or your loved one.   

Speaking to the Solva team is always free without obligation! 

Solva Senior Living Team


Solva is a highly educational program. Our goal is to help you save time and make informed decisions.  Solva is the only free program where our advisors are NOT paid commission thus have no remunerative gain when recommending options.  


Christine started Solva in 2013 to allow seniors and families to tap into her 25+ years of seniors housing experience without having to pay consulting fees to get the advice they need to make informed decisions.


Our gentle holistic approach and mandate is to take the time to understand the whole situation.  To assess your individual needs with today and tomorrow in mind.  We then match and provide referrals based on needs, preferences, budget, and individual goals for aging.

   Long Term Care Strategies  

For many of us we do not plan for the need for assisted living or long term care for an aging loved one.  When it comes specifically to Long Term Care homes you must qualify and apply through the Champlain Home Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) formerly LHIN.  However, the waiting lists can be lengthy.  What do you do while you wait?  Solva can help you create a plan for either aging in place or selecting a retirement community that offers assisted living or memory care while you wait for a Long Term Care placement. 

Not sure and just want to chat about the options and strategies…. give us a call!  Its always FREE to talk to us and we always love sharing our insights and there is NEVER an obligation of surprise fee!



Spend less time researching and more quality time with your aging loved ones.

Call us today!
We love to talk about Senior Living.


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What our clients are saying..

From my first contact with Solva, Caroline was genuinely attentive to all of my questions to help our family understand about retirement living options for our aging parent who unexpectedly had to be hospitalized. Caroline’s extensive knowledge and suggestions have helped to relieve a lot of stress, worry and pressure about future living options. While we haven’t resolved what living and care arrangements will be required for our mother, it is a relief to know there is Solva to guide us. Caroline is compassionate, kind and generous with her time and knowledge. I will definitely recommend Solva. We’re very grateful for this resource. Violet H.

What our clients are saying..

Thank you again for everything you do with my patients, your involvement is always helpful and you have so much insight into the reality of the RH system, which I much appreciate. I look forward to working with you again. Social Worker at The Ottawa Hospital

What our clients are saying..

“Solva was so unbelievably knowledgeable. I learned so much from her about how retirement homes and long term care systems work. Ultimately I was able to make decisions quickly for my mom who was in the hospital. There is so much I did not know. When it comes to senior housing Christine is the best person to talk to!” Susan Balley

What our clients are saying..

“Navigating the world of retirement residences and long term care is daunting, especially since it usually comes at a time when so many things need to be considered, and quickly. Caroline directed me through these murky waters when I was looking for the best placements for aging friends. She had the answers at her fingertips and it seemed to me that she answered my questions almost before I asked them! She knew costs for services in various homes and the ins and outs of applying for government assistance. Caroline is professional, helpful, warm and caring. I would most certainly recommend Solva Senior Living to anyone who needs help in finding suitable accommodation for themselves or their family members.” Berni Conn

What our clients are saying..

“Christine’s passion and expertise in the retirement home sector has positioned her as Ottawa’s leader in helping seniors make informed decisions about housing and support needs. Her experience and knowledge set her far apart from others in the retirement home community and I would highly recommend her to those in need of finding a new place to call home.” Carol Willems

What our clients are saying..

“Solva Senior Living has and is helping my wife and I to work through the maze of housing and medical options out there now that we are seniors. A Very helpful,professional organization” Bernie M

What our clients are saying..

“Dear Christine, I wanted to say thank you so much to you and Caroline for all the help and assistance Solva gave me. Caroline was an enormous help in advising me, escorting me through the retirement homes, coming to the meeting with the QCH Social Worker, C3 ward and keeping my morale up when I was so exhausted, barely functioning brain capacity and entirely confused by the system. Caroline’s professional persona complemented by a very caring and insightful manner was a huge benefit to me whilst trying to navigate this system. She has a good understanding of the system, homes and care needs as well as being able to sift through the information I gave her verbally or written to get to the centre of the issue. It was enormously helpful to have her with me when I felt so lost at the homes and to help me get the answers I needed. Her dedication and kindness meant a lot to me and I would recommend your company’s services, and shall, to anyone I know in a similar situation. Please accept my gratitude and my family’s.” Caroline Kimsey

What our clients are saying..

“Good morning Caroline; I wanted to write to express how truly grateful I am for all of the help and advice you have given since we began this journey. You have always been so informed, patient and encouraging. Your professionalism and warm manner gave me comfort and encouragement as I embarked upon options for parental care. This is a particularly stressful time, adding COVID restrictions to the mix, but nonetheless you were always the calm in the storm and I am truly grateful. On behalf of myself and my family, I would highly recommend you and SOLVA to any family seeking options and advice. Thank you again” Ann Perron

What our clients are saying..

Dear Caroline,
You have been one of the best people I have seen and I have seen a lot through many years of business and working with the government. Everything you did for me was in my favour. You did things behind the scenes to help me and it was much appreciated. Unbelievable! My moves all went smoothly and you introduced other people to help who were excellent. Thank you again and I extend my best regards. F. Matuk

What our clients are saying..

Caroline is great to deal with, she shows compassion and empathy towards her clients which is very important to ensuring there is a “right fit”. Anonymous Ottawa Retirement Home Leasing Agent

What our clients are saying..

Couldn’t recommend Solva Senior living (especially Caroline Inman) more. We transitioned Dad (with dementia) from Quebec to Ontario and she provided great recommendations and considerations. Now, with Dad requiring more care, she is again assisting. I was skeptical about involving someone else, but I find Caroline gives very balanced and honest information to help us make informed choices. Couldn’t have done this without her! Danay Baker-Andresen

What our clients are saying..

It was a difficult moment to manage and Solva made the whole process less so. Caroline Inman helped us find the right spot for our parents and we’d deal with them again in a heartbeat.David Chartrand

What our clients are saying..

We used Solva Senior Living to find my father a home in the Ottawa region transitioning from Quebec this past May (2020). Super happy with the support provided by Caroline Inman during the process. She was extremely understanding, knowledgeable and fully appreciated our situation and my father’s particular needs. Highly recommend Solva Senior Living to anyone looking to find a home for their loved one. Jonathan Andresen

What our clients are saying..

Solva was a godsend! I was so overwhelmed with trying to be the caregiver to my mom while working while trying to figure everything out. The people at Solva are so incredibly knowledgeable and they make it so easy to understand. They are compassionate and caring. I asked so many questions and took a lot of their time over the course of a few months but in the end, my mom passed at home. Even though we never used the services or homes Solva recommended they never once charged me for their time and I could not thank them enough for the support they gave me. I would highly recommend them to anyone trying to find options, support, or advocacy for an aging loved one. M. Shaw

What our clients are saying..

Hi Caroline: Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and advice in assisting me to find a residence that would meet the physical and medical requirements for my wife after she was diagnosed with dementia. Your kind and caring assistance was much appreciated. Thanks again. Grant Phillips

What our clients are saying..

I was given a list of options by the hospital and called a couple of companies from the list. The reason I picked Solva was that it never felt like a sales pitch, they did not seem to care about money. Some of the other companies asked me for a credit card and to sign a contract. Christine just talked to me like she was an old friend. She talked to me a lot about the psychology of aging and helped me consider what my mom was going through. There was no agenda or sales pitch, she just told me how everything worked and help understand my options. I would recommend Solva to anyone with an aging parent. George Roberts

What our clients are saying..

Caroline I want to thank you. Your service was invaluable to us. I have not come across a better , knowledgeable and caring person. Will recommend your services to all of my parent’s friends. Thank you so much. Iwona Turlik, Virginia USA for parents in Ottawa