Geriatric Care Management

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 […]

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 on January 21, 2016: I am currently working with two wonderful sisters who are in their 90’s. Neither ever married, neither had children and all other family has pre-deceased them. These ladies have been completely independent, living on their own in a rented apartment, where they have lived since the building was […]

With the holiday season around the corner, families will be spending more time together. Elder caring expert, Audrey Miller discusses how the holidays can be a good time to notice change and be proactive in a supportive and non threatening way. For many of us, holidays can be a difficult time. They can be filled […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Many families will be traveling this week for the American Thanksgiving holiday. 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 […]

By: Nadia Bove BSW RSW, October 2015 These are powerful words spoken by our client. Doreen is a sweet 88 year old woman. She speaks in a soft whisper with an English accent, has beautiful white hair, skin and sharp blue eyes. My job as a Geriatric Care Manager gives me the pleasure and honour […]

Great question, here is my reply: The two key words are service and free- I don’t believe that they go together very often. You have heard the expression, ‘ you get what you pay for’ and this is the same in the elder care world. There is an American franchise chain that has come to […]

Life after retirement: Health care costs require careful planning  Audrey Miller, Special to Financial Post | May 13, 2015 11:44 AM ET Health is the one factor that advisers do not often take into account when aiding families with financial planning. The press has been writing about the greying of our population and how many […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca on March 3, 2014 Last weekend I was having coffee with a friend who is having surgery in the near future. She asked what I knew about Advanced Care Planning and asked me whether she thought her lawyer could assist. I did not hesitate to say that this is a very […]

As a professional care manager, I have the opportunity to attend medical specialists appointments with my clients.  Many POA’s for Personal Care are also attending these appointments. As part of our preparation, their medical history is reviewed and summarized including highlighting the relevant reports, X-rays test results as well as including details of current medications; […]