Smart Home and Home Automation for Seniors

Did you know that technologies used in home automation, also known as smart homes, can help seniors in their daily lives? Indeed, connected objects can help seniors maintain their independence and security in their apartment or home.

Suzanne Houle: At Visavie, we know retirement homes, that's our expertise!

The core of Visavie's business is to help seniors find the right seniors' home. Today, our General Manager Alain Thibaudeau speaks with Suzanne Houle, Regional Director, Customer Experience in the Quebec City region at Visavie. 

How to Choose Between Retirement Home or Home Care

The choice between retirement home or home care can sometimes be difficult. Your relatives or yourself may be faced with this choice. How to make the right decision and what questions should you ask yourself before making your decision?

Seniors: 6 reasons why you should regularly visit your elderly parents

Are your parents elderly and living in a seniors' residence or thinking of moving to such a residence? Did your parents support you during your youth? Well, now that they are old, it is your turn to support them.

How to help seniors in their daily lives

Maintaining a good quality of life is important for seniors.

It is in this spirit that children and families can help support their elderly parents by helping them with daily tasks, or the more complex ones such as housekeeping or decision-making between home support and moving out in a residence for retirees.

Downsizing? Moving Guide For Seniors

Are your parents getting older and thinking of leaving the family home they have been living in for many years? This stage of life represents a trying moment for the elderly but also for the family members.

At age 95, she chooses to live in retirement home

This is the story a client in the Quebec City area who decided to live in a seniors' residence. At the dawn of her 95 years, Adrienne Bédard chose to go back to the neighborhood where she lived a good part of her life.

How to suggest to your parents to consider living in a seniors' residence

Are your parents elderly, and they have increasing health care needs, and they are having trouble maintaining the family home? Start the conversation with your parents.  Suggest that they consider living in a seniors' residence 

8 tips that will help elderly manage their anxiety during a move

For a senior, moving is a major stress and anxiety factor. Preparation is a key factor that will help you cope with this major step. Good planning will allow you to calmly consider the sale of the family home and moving into a retirement home.

Searching for an elderly residence: mistakes to avoid

Finding a retirement home that meets your current and future needs is not an easy task. Many families and seniors are postponing this decision for fear of making the wrong choice.

Looking for a seniors’ residence; ask the right questions to your home retirement consultant

You probably know that finding the right home for the elderly can be a long, tedious and exhausting process. The selection tools for residences are rather rudimentary and ultimately not always reliable.

5 clues that will help you introduce your parents to the idea of ​​living in a seniors' residence

Are your parents getting older and you are wondering about their ability to take care of the family home on their own?  Have you ever considered discussing with them the idea of moving into a seniors' residence or getting help at home?

5 benefits of retirement home life

In residence, you will have no time to get bored. There are activities for all tastes. Whether it's sporting activities, bridge, bingo, culture, crafts, yoga or dancing; we’ll undoubtedly find you an activity that will please you. Remember that activities are also beneficial. They allow you to stay active physically and mentally.

Some tips that will make the life of the elderly much easier and more enjoyable

Making the lives of older people much easier and more enjoyable is probably easier than you think. There are strategies that are often both simple and quick to put in place.

Residence for the elderly: 3 important steps before making your choice

Finding and choosing the right home for the elderly is a decision that can be difficult. Being accompanied by a qualified, specialized person who is attentive to the needs of his/her clientele will help you make the right decision.

How to choose the right Senior Housing Facility or Retirement Home

Searching for a retirement home or a senior housing facility is quite an important step in life  because not all retirement residence offer the same quality of senior care and services for seniors. There is a wide range of retirement homes to choose from.

The Perfect Valentine’s Day story: The Campbells

This couple of 63 years was in need to find a retirement home. June, caregiver to her husband Bob, and had fallen sick from the exhaustion…

Signs Your Parent Should Consider Retirement Home Living

A holiday gathering is a good opportunity to analyze the situation, involve the family in important discussions, and make worthwhile New Year's resolutions.

Retirement Home Living: Ending the Holiday Blues

If your senior loved one has the Holiday Blues, their condition might be cured by the warmth, companionship and fun that lies ahead in retirement home living.

How to Approach a Loved One About Retirement Home Living

At Visavie, we understand the delicateness with which this process must be handled, and we’re here to help you get the conversation started. 

Carole, the oldest of four siblings, is caught between her obligations, life,  job, as well as caring for her mother who is increasingly requiring more assistance. 

Living with dementia: At home or in a care residence?

Paul has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. If his condition deteriorates, can he stay at home or it will be necessary to find him a care residence?

Valentine’s Day at a Retirement Residence

Contrary to popular belief, retirement residences provide socialization and stimulation and help residents meet other people and put an end to solitude and isolation.   

Santa Claus is moving!

After hundreds of years of dedicated service, Santa Claus finally decided to take a well-deserved retirement and move to a place where he could fully enjoy life, worry-free. 

To better serve seniors and their families

Staying home or choosing a retirement home? From now on, whatever the services you are looking for to help your parents, it is all available at:

My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

At this point, emotions can overwhelm you and are often combined with an agonizing dilemma between feelings of guilt and the demands of such a situation. Therefore, it is important to be properly accompanied, advised and guided. 

Are your services really free?

Yes, it’s true, our services are completely free! Here’s why and how we help you make the right decision in choosing the perfect retirement home.

The difference between public and private residences

We agree, navigating between both public and private retirement homes can sometimes be quite a difficult task. After all, aren’t they all senior residences? Yes, however...

Invitation : Time to stop abuse and restore respect

On June 15th, the team of Visavie In Ontario is proud to invite you to a Wine and Cheese Tasting fundraiser benefiting the Crisis Bed program for seniors.

Thank you Theresa Black-Watson

Terry clearly went above and beyond her job description throughout this process : after hours telephone and text messages from me, transportation of my Mom and lengthy phone calls with my Mom,..


Maria, Caregiver to her mother

I am a 56 year old woman looking after her elderly mother who is still living on her own but in loss of autonomy. Is placing my mother into a senior’s residence the best possible solution?

Thank you Heather Hyndman

Last month I enlisted the help of a VisaVie’s representative by the name of Heather Hyndman. We were experiencing difficulty trying to find a retirement home for my very particular mother.

Memory loss or Alzheimer?

For many people, an aging parent’s memory issues are automatically linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, memory losses are only a part of the problem...

Fernand's cross road

Last Christmas, all of Fernand’s children were gathered with him. They had the opportunity to understand that their father isn’t getting younger. Fatigued, Fernand seemed distracted all day long despite the presence of his grandchildren around him.

Know all the available resources

There are currently about 2,000 residences for seniors in operation in Quebec. Each of these residences caters to various needs, preferences, with different types of services and budget. But which one should you choose?

Opening the discussion with your parents

The holiday season is the perfect time to gather the whole family, help each other and maybe, open the discussion about your parents' situation.

Save time and make the right choice

Did you know that, without help, the process of finding a retirement home could take you up to 137 hours!

Navigating Ottawa's Retirement Living Landscape

Collaborating with The Council on Aging of Ottawa, Visavie will be presenting "Navigating Ottawa's retirement Living Landscape" lunch and learn, Wednesday, December 2nd.



Now recruiting in Outaouais region!

Ready for a new challenge?

Looking to reorient your career and make a difference in people's life? You'd love to be self employed with the administrative support of an organized company?

Pole dancing at 70!

Despite being 70-years-old, Dai Dali has managed to win praise for her talents in the bendy sport, which she took up after retiring. 

Free to make the best decision

Working with a Visavie advisor means you remain free to choose the residence that suits YOU.

In this video Francine delievers a testimony on sharing, kindness, hope and the power of a piece of chocolate.


Could 1 glass of wine a day keep Alzheimer away?

According to a study, to consume 1 glass of wine a day would be beneficial in the prevention of the Alzheimer's disease.

Fred and I have signed our lease!

Thank you Chantal! I am so happy to know about Visavie Trois-Rivières and especially happy to know you. Because of you, I have found the perfect home for Fred and I.

Welcome to Visavie new website!

Visavie is proud to announce the launch of its new website ! Designed to better serve you by offering improved functionality, sleek layout and user-friendly design, this new website has been reorganized to provide you with a simpler, more effective and intuitive way to navigate and access key information to …

Choosing  The Most Appropriate Type Of Residence

Did you know that there are almost 2000 senior residence facilities in Quebec and Ontario? With so many to choose from, how do you know which one best suits your needs?

The Sandwich Generation: Stuck Between Your Parents and Children

Trapped between their children and their parents, this generation saw their family responsibilities grew in part because longer life expectancy. We call it the Sandwich generation.

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