We Make Finding A Retirement Community Simple!

Retirement Home Search Assistance and Counseling

From start to finish this service is 100% free!


When it comes to selecting the right senior living for your elderly loved one, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the process. The wide range of housing options and communities can make it hard to know where to begin. At Solva, we are committed to making senior housing simple. We offer free senior housing search assistance and counseling for individuals and their families throughout Ottawa and can offer light services in SD&G and Eastern Ontario. We take the time to understand your unique goals and needs, offering compassionate, personalized support and guidance every step of the way.

At Solva, we make senior housing simple


In Ottawa alone there are more than 85 licensed retirement communities and unfortunately there is no standard language or terminology, service provision, rate, or level of accommodations among them. Solva not only understands the differences between each community but also how they operate. We have toured the communities and can help you save time and make informed decisions when narrowing down your search.

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  • Assisted living
  • Independent living
  • Memory care
  • Retirement communities
  • Active Adult Communities for 55+
  • Convalescent & Respite services

We also offer a number of resources for seniors and their families so that you can feel fully prepared and confident in your senior housing selection. Throughout the entire process, our team is on-hand to provide you with the support and guidance you need.

Long Term Care


Long Term Care facilities are government regulated and operated differently than Retirement Homes. Long Term Care Facilities offer a co-payment model where the resident pays for the accommodations and meals and the provincial government covers the care and services. Solva is the only Senior Living Counseling program with a background in LTC management and operations, and we can provide a free coaching call over the phone or in our office on LTC options. This includes providing you with HCCSS and/or community referrals for the admission process.


Visit our Knowledge Hub for more information about the long term care process.

What you can expect


First, when you call us, we will not ask you to sign a contract or give us a retainer fee because there are absolutely no fees when working with us. There is no cost and no obligation. Our fees are covered by our provider partners.

Step 1: Consultation

We will provide a free consultation over the phone, in person, in your home, in the hospital - wherever is most convenient for you.


Step 2: Assessment and Discussion

We will listen to what you are telling us and through a series of questions, we will assess your needs, preferences, and budget. Our approach is to understand your personal goals for today while keeping the future in mind. During our meeting, we typically engage in an educational discussion about the various options and offerings available.

Step 3: Personalized Referrals

Once we understand your unique criteria we develop strategies to help you plan for the future, and refer you to trusted providers.

Step 4: Arrange and Escort on Tours

We create an itinerary for aging at home services and programs. We can also help you prepare for meetings with these services and programs so you get all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Step 5: Transitional Support

Should you decide to relocate in the future, we can further help with referrals for support services including realtors, professional downsizing and organizers, moving companies and everything in between.

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Solva Senior Living Inc.

111-301 Moodie Drive Ottawa, Ontario