Caregiving

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Who knew spending the weekend immersed in dementia concepts could be so stimulating!!! I spent the weekend meeting wonderful people, learning new definitions/concepts and a new language such as ‘repositories, source code/asset archives Full-Stack C# developer Java C#, C ++. Python, PHP, SQL’. In return, I shared the concerns and challenge that […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca After 70 years of marriage Norman and Mae are told by our government that in order to get the care they need, they need to live separately. Certainly there is something not right about this statement, yet as hard as it is to believe, that was the story reported in the National […]

Bittersweet Holidays

by Audrey Miller on December 29, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca In another few days we will say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. This time of year for me, is a time of reflection. Most jarringly- is wondering where did the time go? While I try to be in the present, I am not always successful. What seems to be no […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca Holiday travel is around the corner.  Traveling with older parents does require pre-planning and this blog highlights my recent  trip  accompanying my mother to see her older brother and sister in law who live over 4,000 km away. Like any trip, it required organization but alittle more so to ensure we had: […]

Caring for Caregivers- Survey Says……..

by Audrey Miller on November 3, 2016

in Caregiving, Home Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The time is NOW (or if we’re being honest, the time was years ago) for the Canadian government to start offering comprehensive support for caregivers. In her op-ed “We need to start caring for caregivers,” Janet Fast says: “We can no longer afford to treat family care as essentially free labour, undertaken […]

Please Pass The Gravy

by Audrey Miller on October 6, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Many families will be traveling this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you live in a different city than your parents, the time spent together during the holiday can allow you to see how well they are managing. Be aware of the small things and things that are different. For example, are you […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I am seeing more and more of these ads as families try to find affordable  and alternative solutions to paying for private caregivers.  There are many seniors who live alone. ‘The 2011 Census of Population counted nearly 5 million (4,945,000) seniors aged 65 and over in Canada. The data showed that about […]

Sharing the Caring

by Audrey Miller on September 1, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The Change Foundation ‘is an independent health policy think tank that works to inform positive change in Ontario’s health care system.’ They completed an in depth review based on the 2012 General Social Survey of Ontario’s family caregivers. A few of their key findings include: “An estimated 3.3 million Ontarians, 29% of […]

Market Watch published an article that highlights the value of hiring an expert- especially as it relates to health care and senior care. ” There is a new cost in retirement and older age — navigating complexity. While managing finances in retirement can be a challenge — surviving the health-care and home-care system can make […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca What does ‘ALOHA’ mean to you? In the caring world- or at least in the Hollywood-type caring world, and in the movie “The Fundamentals of Caring” the acronym stands for: Ask, Listen, Observe, Help, Ask Again. Not a bad message. This is the advice provided to Ben (played by Paul Rudd) by […]