Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Further to my colleague Diane Vieira’s March 15, 2017 blog, in which she summarized the Law Commission of Ontario report on legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship in Ontario, I wanted to highlight some key recommendations that I found to be particularly relevant. Over the last while, I have noticed a few changes […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca A complimentary copy of the Saturday Star was delivered to my door so I had the pleasure of holding a newspaper in my hand while enjoying my morning coffee (note: we have gone ‘paperless’ and I am not a happy convert). The headlines grabbed my attention: ‘Nursing homes feed seniors on $8.33 […]

Good mental health is important. A few weeks ago was Bell Canada’s ‘Let’s Talk Day’ which was about raising awareness and money for mental health improvement. This year, Bell Canada had 131,705,010 interactions from people like you and me either tweeting, calling, posting on Instagram, viewing a Facebook video or texting on January 25, all […]

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 […]

Do You Know Any Jay Walkers?

by Audrey Miller on November 17, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Elder Care

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Have you seen seniors trying to cross a busy street where there are no traffic lights? Many think they can walk faster than the speeding car headed their way. Not so….. Becoming allies in promoting safety for seniors can encompass a broad range of topics from elder abuse to fraud prevention […]

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 […]

Interviewed and article by Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada posted October 4, 2016. With many Canadians struggling to balance their work responsibilities with their duties as caregivers for loved one, employers are facing the challeng of how to step up and offer support. Support Working Caregivers article.  “Business has to come to the table and take […]

Family Dinners & Family Challenges

by Audrey Miller on October 2, 2016

in Elder Care, Uncategorized

Mom’s matza balls didn’t taste as you remember? Noticing some changes? 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 noticing weight […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Fidelity Investments released their third survey “Family and Finance” in June 2016. They interviewed families with a parent over age 55 and having an adult child over age 25. The key findings are very interesting. What parents want and what their children THINK they want is very different. 4 in 10 […]