March 2016

Originally posted The Canadian Caregiver Coalition has recently changed its name to www.carerscanada.  The organization continues to be a strong voice for advocacy and awareness for Canadian carers from coast to coast. Twenty-eight percent of Canadians provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. These carers save our health care systems billions of […]

Elder Caring Inc. and ‘The Wellness Binder’: Helping Older Adults Plan for the Future by: Kerri L. Crawford Posted on: March 21, 2016 Categories: News The statistics have been repeated time and again: our population is aging. Statistics Canada reports that, by 2061, seniors are projected to comprise 24% to 28% of the population. […]

Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations ANNA SHARRATT, Special to The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016 7:56AM EDT When it comes to caring for her sister-in-law Bea, who at 62 has had Alzheimer’s for 14 years and lives alone, Janice Kraayenhof has tried to think of everything. She has […]

originally posted In addition to Fraud Prevention month as blogged by my colleague Elaine Blades on March 14, 2016, this month also celebrates social workers. The theme of this year’s awareness campaign by the Ontario Association of Social Workers,  is ‘Social Workers Help Turn Issues Into Answers’.  Sure, we do that however I prefer […]

Originally posted I attended the funeral of one of our long time clients last week; a wonderful lady who lived a full 90 years. Two of her three grandchildren were her Powers of Attorney for Care. All three lived out of town, two in a different country. Her bank held her Power of Attorney […]

Originally posted Compassionate Care Benefits, slowly but surely we are making progress. 28% of Canadians aged 15 and over provide care to family members or friends with long term health conditions (2012, Statistics Canada, Family Caregiving: What are the consequences). We are well aware that as we are an aging society there will be […]