Are you wondering how to find a retirement home? At Tea and Toast, our most popular service provides you with a thorough search of senior housing in Ottawa. A trustworthy and caring Tea and Toast advisor will get to know your needs, wants, budget, and location preferences, and present you with three options, schedule tours (in person or virtually) with those residences, and accompany you on each in-person tour.
We work with all the same retirement homes our competitors do—PLUS, we have exclusive contracts with additional homes. Tea & Toast are the only retirement living advisors who work with 100% of retirement homes in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Additionally we are also the only advisors who sign a privacy agreement with our clients. It's important to us that you know how your personal information is being used, and how the services works!
We understand. There are many opinions in a family, and getting everyone on the same page can be frustrating and exhausting. It’s tricky getting everyone to agree, including the person who is considering moving.
Our number one concern is the senior with whom we work, but a close second is to make sure that all wants and needs of the family member’s essential to that senior are heard, respected and taken into account.
Trust us! Even though your situation is unique, there are many families in the same boat, and our advisors have seen it all! We have a lot of experience helping families see all sides and come to an agreement.
Often, seniors want to stay independent and in their own homes. In our experience, though, they sometimes remain long past what is considered safe, ending up in a crisis situation and needing help with a move immediately.
For cases like these, Tea and Toast is available. We will explore options with you and move quickly to find a solution. Although this is not the most desired approach, we still provide the same amount of service and navigation as our other services — just in a shorter period.
“I strongly recommend Tea and Toast's services if you're looking for help finding a retirement home for a family member in Ottawa or another loved one. With limited time to develop a solution for my mother, TandT found options in my desired price range, and geographical area, and walked me through the process in a way that kept me informed. They took care of some of the routine paperwork and red tape, and had an effective knowledge of the players in the hospitals and retirement home community to make everything seamless. I'm appreciative for the help they provided to me and my Mom.”
- Patrick B
Tea & Toast does offer additional consulting services that vary based on your own, unique situation. Once we have a conversation, we will discuss with you if any of the additional consulting may be helpful for you and your family.
Retirement Home Respite Care (Convalescent Care/Short Term Care/Winter Stay)
Respite care is often used as a temporary solution for individuals who need to recuperate from surgery for example. A short term stay is available to seniors who are interested in trying out a retirement home to see if it is the right fit for their new home. These types of stays range from 2 weeks to 2 months approximately.
Do you find the winter difficult? Many seniors find it a task to get out for groceries and activities. Additionally, it can be quite isolating staying in all the time. A winter stay can be a great solution. Live in a retirement home during the winter months and in your home during the summer months. These stays range from 2 months to 4 months approximately.