What is The Care Guide?
The Care Guide is Canada's most comprehensive guide to seniors' housing and care services.
Together with our award winning website TheCareGuide.com, we’ve been helping Canadian seniors make informed decisions about their housing and care service options since 1996, and have been consulting within the seniors’ housing industry since 1993.
Backed by an experienced, caring and committed team that understands the sense of urgency and needs of our visitors, TheCareGuide.com helps caregivers, seniors, families and their advisors access the full spectrum of seniors' housing and care solutions through trustworthy, accurate and easy-to-use information, support and community, and offers industry stakeholders an effective, results-based channel to reach a highly targeted audience at a key decision-making time.
Our printed directories and website include all retirement residences, long-term care homes, home health care and community support services, independent/supportive living, assisted living, Alzheimer care and hospice care across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta, with the balance of the country coming soon. The Care Guide also provides valuable insights and guidance to help seniors and families make more informed decisions about their housing or care service needs, and information and resources about related issues such as caregiving, health and wellness, financial planning, legal concerns and estate planning.
Why The Care Guide?
Like any important decision, making the right choice takes time, research and preparation. When we look to the future and begin to plan for our retirement years, we tend to focus our efforts on obvious issues such as financial, real estate and tax planning. However, what is often mistakenly overlooked is the issue of housing and care. These considerations are all too often left until a crisis occurs and, as a result, we are forced to make a decision within condensed time frames with little or no meaningful research.
Every year across Canada, thousands of us are faced with the unique challenge of finding appropriate housing or care service solutions for ourselves or an elderly loved one. Most, probably not unlike yourself, soon find that there are many uncertainties and more questions than answers. The Care Guide is intended to help . . . to alleviate some of the uncertainties and answer some of the questions.
That’s where The Care Guide comes in! Backed by an experienced, caring and committed team, The Care Guide helps caregivers, seniors, families and their advisors access the full spectrum of seniors' housing and care solutions through trustworthy, accurate and easy-to-use information and support.
What is CareConnect+?
The process of properly assessing an elderly loved one’s needs, evaluating available solutions and making the right choice is a daunting task for anyone. It represents a momentous decision – who will best care for mom or dad? CareConnect goes beyond the self-help nature of The Care Guide by providing seniors and families with hands-on guidance and assistance during this often difficult decision process.
For more information about CareConnect+, click here or to speak directly with one of our professionals, call 1-800-311-CARE (2273).
Care Planning Partners Inc.
The Care Guide and CareConnect+ are both part of Care Planning Partners Inc. Established in 1993, Care Planning Partners is an innovative leader in the provision of professional consulting and information services within the dynamic and growing seniors' housing and care services industry in Canada.
For more information about Care Planning Partners, please visit http://www.careplanningpartners.com.
Care Planning Partners is an innovative leader in the provision of market and financial consulting services to the seniors' housing and care services industry in Canada. Our fifteen years’ experience in this industry has enabled us to become a preferred provider of professional services to the industry’s major owners, operators, developers and lenders. Clients include such well-known and respected organizations as: Amica Mature Lifestyles, Baybridge Seniors Housing, Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT, Community Lifecare Inc., Delmanor Senior Communities, Diversicare Management Services, Extendicare (Canada) Inc., Jarlette Health Care Services, Leisureworld Inc., Reichmann Seniors Housing, Seasons Retirement Communities, Schlegel Villages, Sifton Properties Senior Living, Sunrise Assisted Living, Specialty Care, Alterra Healthcare Inc. (U.S.), Manorcare Health Services Inc. (U.S.), Abbeyfield Homes, The Alzheimer Society of Ottawa-Carleton, to name a few.
Our approach to each assignment adheres to the highest standards of service excellence and embraces focused research techniques, proven market assessment practices and sophisticated financial modeling. Our analysis process ensures that all factors likely to impact the success of a particular operation are fully examined and understood.
Market and Financial Feasibility Assessments
The market and financial feasibility process for retirement residences and the like requires a critical assessment of the market area and its particular supply and demand characteristics, health care dynamics, demographics, economics and development trends. A thorough knowledge of the residence requirements, from all perspectives, results in a solid feasibility assessment.
We do not own or manage any residences and are therefore able to maintain the independence and objectivity required in the feasibility process.
Operational and Financial Reviews
Care Planning Partners has conducted a number of operational reviews for both lenders and owners in the seniors' housing and care service industry to enhance the ultimate viability and value of the properties. We have also provided due diligence support in the acquisition of seniors' residences.
Market Intelligence - The Care Survey
Care Planning Partners has conducted surveys of retirement residences and long-term care homes since 1993 in Ontario and nationally since 2005. The surveys provide insight into the seniors’ housing markets valued by all industry stakeholders including residence owners and managers, developers, lenders, realtors, investors and governments.