Retirement Living

The First 14 Days After Moving into a Retirement Home

November 16, 2020

During the pandemic, the Ontario government requires that all seniors moving into a retirement residence self-isolate for 14 days.

This can be a big concern if you’re contemplating a move to a seniors’ community, particularly if one of your motivations for moving is to form new social connections.

Recognizing this, retirement home operators have introduced various measures to make the experience for new residents during this transition as positive as possible.

Revera’s Settle In Safe™ Program

Revera operates many retirement residences in the Ottawa area. Their Settle In Safe™ program provides a big warm welcome to new residents and helps them build new relationships right away.

Revera also offers a payment-free transition period to new residents who move in before December 31, 2020. It means you won’t be charged for any services provided during your first 14 days.

The aim of the Settle In Safe program is to help you transition to retirement living easily and safely. Staff will help you develop a customized daily calendar that allows you to enjoy all the amenities and programs your new home has to offer.

The program also outlines the measures Revera takes to protect your health and safety on a day-to-day basis as well as in the event of an outbreak.

A senior woman unpacking
A warm welcome

Our Advice

At Tea & Toast, we keep tabs on what retirement homes throughout the Ottawa area are doing to attract new residents and help them through the initial 14-day self-isolation period.

The availability of assisted living and memory care retirement home spaces across the city is tight right now, and we expect it to tighten even further as winter approaches. If you’re thinking about a move, we encourage you to contact us and begin your search. Your options may be very limited if you wait until later. Keep in mind that, at many retirement residences, you can reserve a spot up to a month in advance should you not be ready to move right away.

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