Are you a senior who owns a pet, or is thinking of getting a pet?
Or are you concerned about your aging parent and their ability to care for a dog, cat or other animal?
In this blog, we offer up some of the benefits and challenges of having a pet in older age—plus, we provide a few additional considerations and alternatives to pet ownership.
So you’re a senior…and you’ve decided to sell the family home.
Whether due to necessity (financially or health-related) or simply because you want a smaller or more social place to live in, this can be an exciting time of transition.
But it can also be incredibly emotional, stressful…and even complicated.
Seniors’ real estate needs are different
Discussing a loved one’s end-of-life wishes is not a comfortable topic of conversation for many.
However, it is critical to have someone in place to make important medical-related decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so yourself.
According to Ottawa Public Health, falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults in Canada!
On September 21st, Ottawa-Gatineau was changed forever by six tornados.
For the first time in our nation’s history, there are more seniors than children in Canada.
This means that more seniors are being diagnosed with dementia—as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
When Grandma or Grandpa lives in a retirement home, what can they do together with their grandchildren that’s both fun and meaningful?
Tea & Toast is not like other larger retirement home search services.
Put simply, we operate and treat our clients differently.
If you are looking for help in finding a retirement home in Ottawa, here are five reasons you can trust in us.
"I love seniors! They have done so much in their lives, that I want to make sure they enjoy life to the fullest in their waning years."
Tea & Toast wouldn’t be Tea & Toast without Amy Friesen!
It’s a question I hear all the time from Tea & Toast clients:
Can I afford to move into a retirement home?
Everybody loves a good love story.
No doubt about it: Alzheimer’s Disease can be absolutely devastating to patients and their caregivers.
If someone you love is beginning to show early warning signs of Alzheimer’s, it’s important to start making plans for specialized care.
Gone are the days when Grandma’s only choice was to move into the first retirement home that had an opening.
Yes, there are still all the traditional facilities available. But they’re not like how you probably remember them from 20—or even 10—years ago!
On Facebook recently, I asked people in Ottawa to share their biggest concern about moving a parent into a retirement home.
The most popular response went something like this:
“I worry that a retirement residence wouldn’t watch or care for my parent as well as I could.”
The very thought of moving to a retirement residence can be really intimidating!
I know this because, for 12 years, I’ve helped families find retirement homes and ease the transition for countless families and seniors across Ottawa.
I speak so often with seniors whose children are living out of town and whom they see relatively infrequently. When it comes time to make a decision for the betterment of the parent’s health, social and overall wellness, oftentimes the children feel they know the situation better than their own parents who are actually living the situation daily.