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Home Care or Care in a Retirement Residence?

Home Care or Care in a Retirement Residence?

What is the better option for me? I AM a true advocate for being able to stay at home for as long as it is healthy and safe. Earlier in my career, I worked in home care and then I owned my own elder care company, helping many clients stay independent at home for as...

Be Informed: A Licensed Retirement Home vs a Seniors’ Building

Be Informed: A Licensed Retirement Home vs a Seniors’ Building

Retirement properties are not the same, and it goes far beyond the look and feel of a home!   DID you know that there are almost 100 ‘retirement homes’ in Ottawa, all offering different price points, levels of care, inclusions, options and aesthetics. Did you also...

But What does it Actually Mean?

But What does it Actually Mean?

IT can be difficult enough to know where to start when looking for seniors’ accommodation without having to wade through acronyms, jargon and three different ways to say the same thing. Because there is no one ‘language’ in retirement homes, each property or company...

Top 10 Observations to Make While Touring Retirement Communities

Top 10 Observations to Make While Touring Retirement Communities

MOVING to a Retirement Community is a big deal... make sure you make the right choice! I’ve been in the senior living sector for more than 25 years now; I’ve worked with countless seniors and their families who are making the transition into Long Term Care or a...

Living with Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Living with Dementia and Cognitive Decline

One in fifty people in the Ottawa and Renfrew area are currently living with dementia (Dementia Society, 2022).  Dementia is classified as a syndrome mainly occurring in older adults that affects many brain functions from memory, thinking, judgement, language,...

But What Does It Actually Mean?

But What Does It Actually Mean?

By Caroline Inman, Executive Director Deciphering and understanding the myriad of terminology used in Seniors Housing and Retirement Living. It can be difficult enough to know where to start when looking for seniors’ accommodation without having to wade through...

Fur Babies: Helping Aging Loved ones take care of their pets

Fur Babies: Helping Aging Loved ones take care of their pets

Our fur babies are loyal members of our families, so what happens if someone can no longer care for their fur baby? How can family and friends help to keep them together?  A common question asked in retirement communities is ‘are you pet friendly?’  Most residences...

Four Common Mistakes when Looking for Senior Living

Four Common Mistakes when Looking for Senior Living

The search for the perfect senior living accommodations can be a challenging and complicated process and for many it’s their first time doing it. Many people don’t plan for a search for senior living until it’s needed. For many, guidance on what to do and where to...

December 2021 Retirement Home COVID 19 Update

As the COVID 19 cases in Ontario rapidly increase, Retirement Homes have taken action to prevent the spread to protect staff and residents. For anyone visiting someone in a retirement home, planning on touring a retirement home or moving into a retirement home, new...

Fifty Five Plus Lifestyle Article

Fifty Five Plus Lifestyle Article

Free help for seniors! Solva Senior Living is featured in the most recent edition of the Fifty Five Plus Lifestyle magazine showcasing what we do and how we do it.  Best still, this is not a paid advertorial and instead was a request from a journalist to understand...