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Areas of Assistance

  • Starting the conversation
  • Retirement home search/ transition/ placement
  • Empty nest planning
  • Dementia programs
  • Cohabitation of seniors or families
  • Leaseback programs
  • Real Estate (sale of property), transitions and downsizing
  • Out of Province service referral program
  • Adult children coping with aging parent(s)
  • Families need for accessibility
  • Financial review & preservation*
  • Healthcare navigation*
  • Healthcare Advocacy*
  • Next steps after the death of a spouse or partner
  • Organizing your life moving forward
  • Wills and Power of Attorney
  • Grey Divorce
  • Difficult family members / dispute resolution
  • Hoarding
  • Respite solutions

When life offers a change

We become “in transition” in order to navigate the change. These life transitions become more challenging as we age. Seniors and their families often seek solutions and support to navigate their new normal. SeniorCareAccess Consultants are here to assist.

Who would use this service?

Families:   The SCA Seniors’ Consulting Program is designed to assist seniors and their families in discovering what solutions are available to their particular needs and goals.

Professionals:  The SCA Seniors’ Consulting Program offers professionals working with older adults an opportunity to discover priorities and involved members.  Often, families need to have a concise plan in place before professional services may be engaged.  This is an ideal option for Lawyers, Realtors®, Insurance and Financial Advisors, Funeral Planners and Care Providers.

How would you use this service?

Families:  The SCA Seniors’ Consulting Program is simple, uncomplicated and empowering.  Families may engage the service when a loved one’s situation changes and identifying the next steps seems overwhelming.

Professionals:   The SCA Seniors’ Consulting Program should be added to your tool box of services.  When families or seniors seem to be stalling in moving forward, simply offer them a recommendation of our services and forward us their referral.  Referral forms here

The SeniorCareAccess Consulting Program is Person-Centred.

Being person-centred allows the focus to be on the client and how the client interacts with solutions, people, personalities and understanding. Rather than placing clients into a pre-set consulting program, our consulting program is designed around the client – simple and truly person-centred. No two clients are the same therefore no two programs are the same.

The SeniorCareAcccess Consultants:

Consultants are available across Canada and come from a variety of work experiences such as: family mediation and counselling, retirement home planning, nursing, social work, seniors’ real estate, home care, certified executor advisors, dementia programs, policy development, senior related education and training, grief and loss, crisis management and healthcare navigation. As clients begin to work with a consultant, the consultant is in constant contact with their appropriate colleagues as they develop action plans and support.

Transition Planning:

As we age certain aspects of our life will change. Some of these changes will include: health, marital/relationship status, physical ability, finances, family, housing, legal status, care needs, mental health, Executor assistance, family dynamics, respite coordination and others. If you are like most people, any one of these transitions may result in feelings of isolation and stress as you are left on your own to discover solutions or resources to help you. This is why we created the SeniorCareAccess Consulting program for older adults and their families.

Housing:

SeniorCareAccess prides itself as being Canada’s most comprehensive senior housing database. (link to search page) Many seniors and their families look at options to allow for aging in place (remaining in their own homes), while others choose active and supportive lifestyles within an adult lifestyle or retirement community. All are great options if you know what is involved and, if they are the right fit for your needs and wants. SeniorCareAccess Consultants offer transition planning into retirement living options as well as manage seniors real estate (seniors selling their homes) through an Accredited Senior Agent™ or Master Accredited Senior Agent™. Often the physical move is just one part of the major emotional component of a housing transition.

Discover 3 Program:

Although visitors are able to conduct their own search within our two models of directories, some would simply prefer to access the results with our help! Clients in need of immediate qualifying housing results can use our ‘Discover 3’ Program. Simply fill in the data form and one of our consultants will perform a search from our database of over 5500 Canadian results yielding the 3 most relevant results for you to then explore (fee applies).

Dementia support:

Many of the SeniorCareAccess Consultants are also registered as ‘Ashby Memory Method™ Facilitators. The Ashby Memory Method™ is a Cognitive Retention Therapy Program developed for early to mid-stage Dementias and Alzheimer’s. The challenges of Dementias often overflow to the supportive family and friends; in working with a Consultant, family members will be able to interact with their loved one while they experience the 10-week program. The Consultant will work with you to deliver this paper based, person-centred discovery program. Clients are able to continue or request additional time beyond the initial 10-week program. The program is delivered in person (at client’s residence) however, due to COVID-19 challenges we are also able to offer the program via ZOOM sessions. Contact us for more information.

Family members are often thrown into a caregiving or navigation role. You were simply not trained to uncover and understand all that is involved. Discovering how to navigate the system is especially difficult when you are personally and emotionally involved, while juggling your own work, family and personal commitments. SeniorCareAccess Consultants understand this and are ready to assist you with uncovering your needs and developing an action plan with support specifically for YOU!

What is the cost?

The SCA Seniors’ Consulting Program is designed to be financially accessible to families and individuals.

The program offers a FREE 1 hour Discovery of Facts followed by a Plan of Action based on the information gathered.  Plan of Actions start at $1499.00 and scale according to the clients requirements.  In some cases an hourly rate may be offered or professional service subsidy may be used.

How does it work?

Building on being transparent, our process and pricing is simple yet flexible.  We offer a NO-CHARGE 1 hour discovery consultation with you and any others that you would like to include.  We will casually meet and begin to understand your story, who you are and the challenges you face. We will return to you with an ‘Action Plan’ outline, based on the information and goals discussed, as well as any suggestions.  For some, the solution is simple and may require a few additional consulting hours, while other situations may be more involved.  When deciding to move forward with the ‘Action Plan’, you will have a choice;  implement the full plan or only parts of it.  ‘Action Plan’ fees start at $1499.00 and may increase based on the details and 3rd party* involvement as may be required in achieving your goals or solutions to your challenges.  The ‘Action Plan’ outline will offer you strategic pricing check points so you will be able to assess the costs early on in the program and design the plan moving forward.
3rd party* fees are paid directly by the customer to the 3rd party, separate from any SCA fees.  These details will be presented in the ‘Action Plan’.

Congratulations! 
By simply reading this you have already begun taking your first step in the process and are now just one step away from connecting with us.

Simply call or email us now!
(No Charge and No Obligation). One of our advisors will connect with you shortly.

Interested in joining us in serving families?  Simply contact us and tell us about who you are and why you think you would be a great SCA consultant.

Meet Our Consultants

Testimonials

I don’t know what I would have done without all of the help you showered upon me at this difficult time…thanks is just not enough.

Pat B.

Over the next 3 months, we spoke for 1-2 hours every Saturday, working through various exercises and rating different aspects of my life every week. We also talked about the things that were causing particular upset or confusion for me and worked out ways to resolve them. The Ashby Memory Method was an eye opener and great learning experience.  I truly feel that the person-centered part of this process was invaluable in my acceptance of the changes in me, as well as my willingness to take different paths. 

Chris N.

Paul and Esther: I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your service. It certainly took a strain off me as I live so far away and have my own personal problems.  We have been working on Dad, to convince him that he is in good hands. He still wants to go home but realizes that is not possible at this time. He is still having some issues and realizes that he is being well looked after at (respite home) and is content at the present time. He wants to keep his condo for now and has people asking if he is willing to sell. Again, thank you for your service and we will keep in touch.

Robert H.

My experience with SCA has been positive; you provided timely input on living arrangement options for [L.W.] & demonstrated a healthy degree of empathy for myself on next steps as [L.W.] transitioned from the hospital. My sense is your services go well beyond the ones I’ve accessed & down the road our paths could cross again.

Terry W.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What about my privacy?

A: All information is held in strict confidence and is subject to client disclosure forms and Privacy standards.

Q: How long will the initial consultation take?

A: That all depends on you, however we limit the FREE consultation to 1 hour.  Any additional hours will be billed as Consultation time at a rate of $110.00/hr or $27.50/15 minute increments.  You will always be advised prior to time overages or billable time.

Q: What areas do you cover?

A: Currently we may host in person meetings throughout the Toronto (GTA) – Burlington – Niagara and Abbotsford B.C. areas, however we are able to meet via phone or Internet meeting space offering services to many Canadians.

Q: What other professional services do you work with?

A: Through our extensive network we collaborate with:  Homecare – Healthcare – Senior focused REALTORS® known as Master Accredited Senior Agents™ or Accredited Senior Agents™ -  Senior focused Financial services – Lawyers and legal support – Mediators – Councillors – Doctors – Retirement Homes and communities – End of life services and many more!

Q: How long will you work with us?

A: The consulting program was designed to be available to as many families as possible.  While there are costs involved, we do not restrict you to a time period.  We will offer you a timeline as part of the ‘Action Plan’, however you are free to continue our services by engaging us on an hourly basis, when you need us.