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The Benefits of Being Proactive

The Benefits of Being Proactive

Hindsight is 20/20 as we know! ‘If only I’d known then what I know now’, is an old adage often repeated. Being proactive means you make things happen, instead of waiting for things to happen to you - and then having to react because of it. At Solva we firmly believe...

What Do I Need to Do Ahead of My Retirement Home Move?

What Do I Need to Do Ahead of My Retirement Home Move?

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve decided on a move to a retirement community and are either in the process of narrowing down your choices or have already made the decision! Like any move, there’s a lot to think about. Here we run down a checklist of what you’ll need to do or...

My home is no longer safe…what should I do?

My home is no longer safe…what should I do?

For many seniors, being able to remain at home for as long as possible is a priority. Home is literally where the heart is and often holds many cherished memories of family, friends, and neighbors; it’s a true sense of belonging. But home is not always practical. Here...

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...

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.  ...

Covid-19 and Retirement Homes – Separating Fact from Fiction

Covid-19 and Retirement Homes – Separating Fact from Fiction

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past few weeks chatting with seniors and family members who are rightly concerned about the current health situation and how that is affecting retirement homes in Ottawa. While things have certainly changed I can say with absolute...

Retirement Home Regulatory Authority

Retirement Home Regulatory Authority

Protecting Seniors’ Rights.  With so many retirement homes opening up across Ontario it’s fair to wonder who protects the seniors that are living in them. Retirement homes are a huge industry in Canada, housing thousands of seniors, employing thousands of people and...

What You Need to Know when Selecting a Senior Living Advisor

What You Need to Know when Selecting a Senior Living Advisor

As our population ages, so grows the senior housing sector. Over the coming years, you will doubtless see an assortment of new options, lifestyles and care offerings from retirement homes, senior specific apartment communities, co-housing alternatives and long term...