Caring solutions for seniors

Today, people enjoy better health and tend to live a longer life. As a result, seniors are fitter, more active and better informed than ever. Nevertheless, aging can also mean inevitable deterioration, with a loss of autonomy due to physical or mental incapacity. In cases where aging becomes a challenge, it can be reassuring to know that there is help and assistance readily available.

Seniors who need to consider a change in their living situation often require assistance. With a Master of Social Work (Gerontology) and over 30 years’ experience as a gerontological social worker I am available to offer professional services to seniors and their families.


With more than 30 years of experience and a solid reputation in the field of gerontology, I offer the empathy necessary to help seniors and families go through the various steps related to the aging process. I am particularly sensitive to the various considerations and queries related to aging and moving into a new living environment.  

Remaining at home

There are advantages for seniors to remain in their home, which I fully understand and try to encourage. Respecting the person’s wishes is crucial to my practice, whenever possible. As a rule, I will first visit you in your home in order to familiarize myself with your needs and concerns.   

  • I will then present a range of homecare services that can help people remain at home for as long as possible.
  • Meetings with the client and their family or other significant people will be scheduled to follow up on their current situation.


When remaining at home is no longer possible, it will be my pleasure to offer several well-considered placement resources.

Following your perusal and consideration, I will:

  • Organize visits to several facilities likely to suit the person’s needs.
  • Provide support and assistance to the person who must leave their home.
  • Follow up over a three-month period following the move into a new living environment.

Conferences, interactive workshops and coaching

Alone or with other professionals, I can offer presentations, conferences, interactive workshops and individual or group coaching sessions. My presentations can be given to seniors, caregivers and employees of residences, and the topics can be on several themes, such as:

  • Preserving (and improving) memory
  • Aging well
  • Taking care of an aging loved one without compromising one’s health
  • Living with dementia
  • Adjusting to a new living environment
  • Denouncing situations of abuse toward seniors
  • Understanding the intricacies of mandates and protective measures


While working as a social worker, I have completed a great number of psychosocial assessments, which have helped me become familiar with the various factors related to aging. I have also been a speaker and instructor for various groups, such as notaries, lawyers, healthcare professionals, seniors groups and caregivers.

  • Master of Social Work (Gerontology), McGill University
  • Memory workshop in Prague
  • Educational trip to Japan: Japan and its elderly population
  • Social Worker, Geriatric Services, Lakeshore General Hospital (10 years)
  • Private practice, Gerontological Social Services (22 years)

Professional affiliations

Monique Renaud is member of two main professional associations linked to gerontology.


Do you have any questions or concerns? Do not hesitate to contact me and I will be pleased to address your issues.

Monique Renaud, MSW
450 218-6161
PO Box 189
Hudson (Quebec) J0P 1H0

I am pleased to share a few useful links related to aging. Do not hesitate to send me your suggestions by e-mail.


Fédération québécoise des sociétés Alzheimer

1 888 636-6473 or 514 369-7891

Société Alzheimer de Québec

1 866 350-4294

Alzheimer Society of Canada

1 800 616-8816

Gerontology and Geriatrics

Canadian Association on Gerontology

1 855 224-2240

Association québécoise de gérontologie

1 888 387-3612 or 514 387-3612

McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging

514 766-2010

Institut universitaire de gériatrie (Montréal)

514 340-2800

Réseau Québécois de Recherche sur le Vieillissement

514 340-8222 (ext. 4352)


Quebec Bar Association

514 954-3400

Legal aspects

Curateur public du Québec

1 800 363-9020


Collège des médecins du Québec

514 933-4441


Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec

1 800 561-9749 or 514 864-3411


Chambre des notaires du Québec



Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec

1 888 393-8528 or 514 393-3733

Occupational Therapists

Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec

514 844-5778


Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec

1 800 363-0324 or 514 284-9588


Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec

1 800 361-2001 or 514 351-2770


Ordre des psychologues du Québec

1 800 561-1223 or 514 738-1881


Ordre des psychologues du Québec

1 800 561-1223 ou 514 738-1881


Assistance in case of senior abuse

1 888 489-2287

SOS Abus

Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées (AQDR)

1 877 935-1551

Fédération de l’ ge d’Or du Québec (FADOQ)

1 800 828-3344 or 514 252-3017

Table de concertation des aînés de l’île de Montréal

514 382-0310

Seniors’ Residences

Regroupement québécois des résidences pour aînés

1 888 440-1223 or 514 526-3777

Social Workers

Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec

514 731-3925


Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec

1 866 496-4004 or 514 272-4004

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