April 2016

Tax Time Tips

by Audrey Miller on April 29, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca I teamed up with my fellow blogger Derek de Gannes to share important information needed for this tax season. According to Statistics Canada, twenty – eight percent of Canadians are providing unpaid care to a family or friend.  We know that the cost of caring is high, both emotionally and financially.  We […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca One of my favourite doctors to listen to is Dr. Brian Goldman. His interview last week and subsequent blog aptly called ‘Palliative care needs a new name’ struck a chord with me and I felt it was an important issue to share. The study referenced included a small sample size of 48 […]

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 posted @allaboutestates.ca April 5 was Provincial Family Caregiver Day. Regardless of ones’ age and background, caregiving has its challenges. I know that readers of this blog come from different provinces. I am not sure if we have followers from different countries and if so, we welcome hearing from you. However, regardless of where you […]

Saving You Money – HST exemption

by Audrey Miller on April 1, 2016

in Elder Care, Health Care

April 1, 2016: Services provided by  Elder Caring’s registered  social workers and registered occupational therapists and registered physiotherapists are exempt from HST. As of April 1, 2016 we will no longer be collecting HST on applicable services.  In addition these services may also be covered under extended health care spending accounts.