Plan Ahead For Long-Term Care

Knowing when to move to assisted living or long-term care is something many individuals and families are struggling with today. People want to stay at home where things are familiar and comfortable. As we get older it is so important to pan ahead. When discussing a...

Heat wave tips for home care clients

For the last several years Montrealers have endured periods of high heat and humidity in the summer months. These heat waves, with temperatures in the high ’30’s, which can last a few days or even weeks, are very hard on seniors and other vulnerable...

Stem cell hope for Macular Degeneration patients

Many of our home care clients have something in common – an eye condition called macular degeneration. Macular degeneration, which affects our central vision, is the leading cause of blindness among seniors all over the world. Once a month, our home caregivers...

Happy New Year 2018!

Best wishes for a very Happy New Year! It suddenly dawned on me in December that 2017 was our 10th year of providing home care services to clients in Montreal. The time has just flown by and it has been an amazing experience. When we think of home care we think of...

Preparing for a Montreal winter!

One of our clients has a dear little house where she lives alone. As part of our home care duties she asked for our assistance in helping her prepare for winter. Here are a few of the things we helped with: Make sure the house is going to be cozy and warm. This means...

Home Care in Sri Lanka

Worn Doorstep team member Shanti recently returned from a trip to her homeland of Sri Lanka. She shared her experiences and described home care in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, senior members of the family go to live with their children in the last years of their lives....

The importance of seeing Julia

In her book, “Call the Midwife” (Merton Books, 2002), Jennifer Worth, who was a nurse midwife in the East End of London, England in the 1950’s, introduces us to an unforgettable woman called Mrs. Jenkins. Mrs. Jenkins was extremely deprived and had...

Summer safety for our beloved seniors

We live and provide home care services in Montreal, Quebec, which is right in the middle of the deep snow zone. Winters can be very tough in Montreal. Our clients have difficulty and safety issues with the snow and ice, and they are less likely to go outside and have...