Trellis is a family-owned company with family-based values

Our story began over 20 years ago when Mary McDougall created Trellis Seniors Services.  Mary had experienced firsthand the challenges of giving personal care to someone she loved deeply and the feelings of sadly saying goodbye.  She also learned through her part in a large family that life’s journey is best traveled together, with people you love, and when filled with lots of laughter.

Since those early days, Mary and her husband have grown their own family along with growing a family-owned company.  Trellis has become a network of dynamic caring leaders who are inspired to create joy in life and aging.  We are proud of our story and what we do each and every day in our service to Long Term Care.  We live by our values and we love what we contribute.  We believe that joy in life comes from having something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to. It is this belief that motivates us to care, connect and celebrate.

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About Mary’s WHY: “Protecting vulnerable seniors by growing caring communities is my ‘why’.  It is how I want to contribute to the world.  It stems from my personal experience at a young age, growing up on a farm, with providing primary care at home to my mom paired by the teachings of my dad about hard work and humour.  I am fortunate to use my head to lead, my hands to work and my heart to create joy in life for others and those in need.  Trellis homes are a place where dignity and accomplishments are respected; wisdom is acknowledged; and vulnerability through the last chapter in life is in kind caring hands.”

More than a Name

The name ‘Trellis’ is very purposeful as it helps describe who we are. A garden trellis is a solid structure that is carefully crafted but not intended to be visible. Rather, it is the flowers and vines that are beautiful when supported by the trellis because without it, they could not thrive.

Similarly, Trellis is the leadership, processes and systems that we, as an organization, have in place to support and promote best practice and exceptional care & service. This allows the unique mix of people who live and work with us to thrive through caring, friendship and love which give meaning to life. Welcome to Trellis!

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