Ways to Leave a Great Legacy

Webster’s dictionary defines legacy as, “anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.” Even though people typically think of a ‘legacy’ as an amount of money or property left to someone in a will, or passed down...

The Value of Aging in Place

Aging in place means living in your own home for as long as possible using services, products, and conveniences which allow you to remain at home safely and independently. We inhabit a society where people are living longer and the vast majority of the aging...

Mindfulness Meditation for Seniors

Mindfulness draws from many aspects of Buddhism. It is not a belief system but a “be here now” approach to life that is enriched through practicing meditation. Mindfulness meditation is used by people from every walk of life and they claim to feel happier,...

Emptying out a home must be done with care

One of our home care clients recently died and we were asked by the family to help with the dispersal of items in the client’s home. This is not the first time we have helped with such a clean up but things change over the years so I thought that I would share...

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...