aging parents

Elder Orphans

by Audrey Miller on June 5, 2017

in Baby Boomers, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca You may already be familiar with the terms. It refers to older individuals who do not have any family to provide care for them. They have either outlived their family or are estranged from them. With our aging demographics we are working with many single women who do not have any children. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca We are aware that there is a shortage of doctors in Canada. Now as there are more seniors over age 65 than there are children under 15 years of age, the question is who will look after them? Geriatricians are specialists in the care of the elderly.  They have specialized training which […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca on March 30, 2015 For many, working with the elderly is not ‘sexy’. I personally hate that word, but it seems to be a common refrain. In my own profession, many social workers who are looking for placement opportunities and their first job, prefer to work with children. We have a […]

Originally published at www.allaboutestates.ca on February 3, 2015: Caregiving and Work is not a new issue. Caregivers have been juggling work and care for some time. This has been a common refrain from those who consider themselves part of the Sandwich Generation. The Caregiving and Work project heralded by the Vanier Institute for the Family […]

Originally posted in allaboutestates.ca on July 25, 2013: My colleague Diana Vieira titled her July 22, 2013 blog, Do You Need A Lawyer to Make a Will. An important topic and a theme which I will continue. Most individuals, who can afford it, hire a lawyer to prepare their wills and powers of attorney. Most […]

March 22, 2011, Allaboutestates: When touring retirement residences with my client who was in her late 90’s at the time, she turned and looked at me and said- boy, there are lots of old people here. I don’t think this is for me. I can tell you that it is a typical response; and quite […]

“>allaboutestates, March 6, 2012 by Audrey Miller: I was going to blog about the delisting of OxyContin however the topic of seniors and pain medications is of greater concern. Many seniors are over medicated and perhaps just as many may be under medicated. The issue is one that requires a fine balance; being sufficiently medicated […]

Allaboutestates. Written on February 27, 2012 – 7:07 am | by Audrey Miller On January 5, 2012, I previously blogged on issues confronting the older driver and ways family members may be able to intervene. A few days ago, Ontario’s transportation minister indicated that he expects drivers with dementia will face tough new rules within […]