When it comes to SENIOR LIVING we help with:

A free program for seniors and families in Ottawa & Area

When it comes to SENIOR LIVING & ELDERCARE we are:

Ottawa’s most knowledgeable independent experts

When it comes to SENIOR LIVING we can help you:

Save time & make informed decisions

When it comes to SENIOR LIVING we can help you:

Find the RIGHT Retirement Community

When it comes to SENIOR LIVING we can help you:

Find local resources & referrals for Aging in Place


Covid-19 is limiting access to Retirement Homes to essential visitors.
Solva is offering virtual tours for immediate needs placements.

Let Solva be your guide when searching for Senior Living options!
Our complimentary program was created to help families like yours find local Senior Living Options. 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
• Rapid Resources & Referrals


We approach our services on core values and principles based on ethics and integrity which translates into an independent, unbiased, impartial and highly educational service.


Based on an extensive career in seniors housing, we created a free service that allows you to save time while tapping into our years of experience and industry knowledge without agenda.


We will provide you with the referrals, resources, education, and guidance you need to make informed decisions and without cost or obligation to you… ever!

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


Considering our future aging and eldercare needs is not something most of us do until it’s upon us.

With many emotional decisions around the changes in older aging, admitting to these challenges can make you feel a loss of control in your life. This can lead to ambivalence, avoidance, denial and even fear resulting in no decision being made until unfortunately one is made for you.

This book provides you with some high-level guidance on how and why to make an advanced plan.


Moving to a retirement home, tips on your first 60 days

Moving to a retirement home, tips on your first 60 days

 Making the most out of your new home. Moving to a new home is never easy, but moving to a retirement home can be especially stressful. Whether you are making the move yourself, thinking of making the move or you just moved a loved one, there are a few things that can...

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Op-Ed on Long Term Care

Op-Ed on Long Term Care

THERE are some fundamental issues with senior living and care for the frail and elderly, including with ‘aging at home’ and in assisted living.  These issues are now rapidly bubbling to the surface with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting an already vulnerable population.  ...

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What our clients are saying..

“Christine at 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