About Elder Caring Inc.

Mission
Elder Caring Inc. strives to be the preeminent provider of care management services for individuals and families who seek help with life’s many challenges. We empower families dealing with senior care and aging issues through education and service delivery. Our team has years of experience providing care management, working with the disabled, older individuals and their families and caregivers.

Vision
Elder Caring Inc. shall be the first place for the community at large, to turn for care management services of the highest quality.

Values
Elder Caring Inc. is rooted in the helping traditions and ascribes the following core values of service; excellence, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, ethical business dealings and competence.

Audrey Miller, Founder and Managing Director

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Audrey Miller MSW, RSW, CCLCP, is a recognized expert in life care planning, aging and caregiving issues. She has been interviewed and has appeared on television, radio and national news publications, including:

– CTV ‘Your Morning’
– Rogers Daytime Television
– Financial Post
– National Post
– Wall Street Journal
– Globe and Mail
– Toronto Star
– Maritime Morning Radio
– 680 News- All News Radio
– Voice of America
– Money Sense Magazine
– Ottawa Citizen
– Chatelaine Magazine (see media section)

Audrey has an extensive background working with older adults and their caregiving families as well as educating professionals in the legal and financial communities about aging issues and the needs of caregivers. As a subject matter expert for the Royal Bank of Canada, Audrey developed a series of videos and articles for their Advice Centre.

As the author of hundreds of articles and blogs, Audrey shares her expertise and wealth of knowledge and experience at eldercaring.ca and allaboutestates.ca. Her latest work, the ‘Wellness Binder is described by the Financial Post as “A Planning Tool With A Difference”. This Binder is the ‘keeper of the information’ a place to capture your health, personal and caring information and designed to help you be better prepared for whatever health challenge is around the corner.

FAQ

Why should I pay for your senior and geriatric care service when I can get services for free from the government?

The key is in the word “service”.  Although you may be able to access specific facilities and/or geriatric care providers through the government, there are often lengthy wait times to get the answers you need, and you are limited to the tools/resources publicly available.  We get to know you and your needs, and can offer a broader range of seniors’ services, and help you pick what’s right for you and your family.  We are in the business of customized elder caring solutions.  We will work with you until you are completely satisfied that your care needs have been addressed and resolved.  Elder Caring Managers are often able to respond immediately and commit to working within your schedule.  Usually we are able to arrange meetings often within a day or two, and will meet with you when it is convenient for you.  We are available to meet day or evening, can accommodate long distance telephone arrangements as well – and will even meet with you on the weekend or over holidays!

How do I know when it is time to call an Elder Caring Consultant?

The following are signs to look for:

  • Is your loved one refusing assistance or making decisions that could jeopardize their safety or well being?
  • Is your relative losing weight, for no known reason?
  • Have they recently fallen?
  • Is the home unkempt and becoming unsafe?
  • Is meal preparation becoming difficult?
  • Is money management becoming a concern?
  • Are they able to (and do they) maintain a neat appearance?
  • Has drinking become a problem?
  • Is it safe for your parents to drive? If not, who does the driving for them?
  • Has there been a sudden memory loss or increased confusion?
  • Are they having difficulty with managing their medications?
  • Are they looking for housing alternatives?
  • Have they become increasingly frail?
  • Are they having problems finding or keeping appropriate home care workers?

If you answer yes to the above, it is time to talk to an Elder Caring Consultant.

My parents live in another city. They are not well. I am unable to fly to see them every time there is a problem. Can you help?

This is an excellent example of the role we can play. As an adult, balancing work, family, and elder care can become a challenge whether your parent lives next door or out of town or province. One solution is to hire an Elder Caring Consultant. We are professionals and  specialize in assisting older adults and their families. We ensure that your loved one’s needs are being met by providing necessary services and monitoring following a thorough assessment and plan of care.

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RSS Audrey also blogs at @allaboutestates:

  • Living Fully Before Dying September 21, 2020
    While I cooked all familiar  traditional foods last week, the family celebration was very different and difficult this year.  Of course not having my mother at the table was primary but due to Covid we were only the immediate family. No cousins, no friends joined us this year. Such a... The post Living Fully Before […]
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  • How many shall die and who by plague? September 14, 2020
    While the New Year starts in January, Jews around the world celebrate another New Year, the birth of the universe, 5781 years ago based on the Hebrew calendar. While it is the first of the High Holidays, for many who may not attend synagogue, it is recognized and celebrated with... The post How many shall […]
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  • The last day of August…… August 31, 2020
    Labour Day used to  symbolize an end of summer holidays,  return to school for young people and back to work routine for most employers/employees.  However this year due to Covid 19, things are alittle more fluid or perhaps I should say- unknown and unsettled.  I thought I would take this... The post The last day […]
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  • Friday August 21, 2020 was World Senior Citizen’s Day. So What? August 24, 2020
    World Senior Citizen’s Day was originally founded by former president Ronald Regan in 1988. The goal of this day is to remind  various governments of its “ commitment to support senior citizens of the country”.  Well, I don’t think we have done very well… Dr. Samir Sinha wrote an article... The post Friday August 21, […]
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  • Enjoying Nature From An Armchair August 17, 2020
    Last week Ziggy and I resumed our visits with a couple of my clients who live in their own homes. As we all know Covid had restricted these visits and it was a welcome change after several months. Ziggy as you may recall is an ambassador dog with CNIB and... The post Enjoying Nature From […]
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