Complimentary Retirement Home Search and Navigation

Complimentary Retirement Home Search and Navigation

Our most popular service provides you with a thorough search of retirement housing. A trustworthy and caring Tea & Toast advisor will get to know your needs, wants, budget and location preferences, and present you with three options, schedule tours at those residences, and accompany you on each tour.

We work with all the same local retirement homes our competitors do—PLUS we have exclusive contracts with additional homes in Ottawa and surrounding area. 

Family Mediation and Support Services

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 come to an agreement, 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 important 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.

Emergency Relocation and Crisis Placement

Often, seniors want to stay independent and in their own home. In our experience though, they sometimes stay long past what is considered safe, ending up in a crisis situation and needing help with a move immediately.

For cases like these, Tea & 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 of time.

I strongly recommend Tea & 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, T&T 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

Additional consulting services*

Retirement home search - un-contracted homes

Some retirement homes choose not to work with ANY advisors, preferring to rely on traditional advertising. However, we still believe you should get the support and knowledge you need to make an informed decision. If you wish to receive advice on all options available—including homes that do not traditionally work with advisors—we will happily add any we deem to be a great fit to our top three home recommendations.

Add to your previous search

Have you previously looked at or contacted a few homes —but now want the help of an expert advisor? No problem! An advisor will be happy to provide additional recommendations and accompany you on tours. If you choose one of the homes a Tea & Toast advisor adds to your search, you benefit from our consulting services at no charge!

Consulting Service - Pick Our Brain!

Not quite ready to move, but want to explore retirement living options? Meet with one of our friendly advisors to talk about what’s out there, discuss your preferences and concerns, and start the planning conversation. 

*An hourly fee may be applicable


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. 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.


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