May 2011

May 30, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates I recently attended a workshop on elder abuse and I continue to be saddened by the many different ways that elders can be taken advantage of. Financial abuse is one of the types identified, included with physical and emotional abuse as well as with neglect. There […]

During the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day, Victoria Day, MS Awareness Month and National Mental Health Week. Appreciation and congratulations to Bell Canada who contributed $10 million to Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the largest corporate donation ever made to mental health in the country. The newsletter this month focuses on […]

May 19, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Further to my previous blogs on caregiving (emotional and physical) costs, this blog focuses on understanding the different responsibilities of care providers that may be needed. Questions to consider: What type of care is required? Do I need a: Registered Nurse: Their typical duties include: – […]

By: Michelle Roberts Esperanza Magazine Spring 2011 [excerpt from “Sandwich Stress] Julie H. knows all too well how hard it can be to juggle the needs of older relatives and kids at home. She recalls one moment in particular when she was squeezed between competing needs: “I was breastfeeding my baby, trying to chase my […]

May 11, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Further to my previous blogs on the financial and emotional cost of caregiving, there are still many questions to be addressed. What type of care is required? Differences between caregivers can vary from those of a registered nurse, a registered practical nurse, a personal support worker […]

May 3, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Last week I blogged on the financial cost of caregiving. My colleague, Jasmine Sweatman continued the theme in her blog HEALTHCARE – A CANADIAN’S RIGHT OR RESPONSIBILITY? Tonight on the eve of the election results, I wonder if things will be different. I doubt that the […]