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:

  • There is no place like home…… October 26, 2020
    Survey says: “91 per cent of Canadians of all ages and almost 100 per cent of Canadians 65 years of age and older reported that they plan on supporting themselves to live safely and independently in their own home as long as possible.” (Pandemic Perspectives on Ageing in Canada in... The post There is no […]
    Audrey Miller
  • The First of the Firsts October 19, 2020
    Everything is different since Covid began and the activities we used to take for granted are now being sorely missed. Family celebrations are so important and there were many that could not be celebrated together. This past Thanksgiving’s meal, for example, was enjoyed as a take out dinner instead of... The post The First of […]
    Audrey Miller
  • National Seniors Day October 4, 2020
    National Seniors Day was celebrated on October 1, 2020.  I am not sure ‘celebrated’ is the right word.  Most of us don’t feel like celebrating these days and should we be so inclined- we are significantly restricted.  My wonderful client turned 101 in September and the only celebrants was the... The post National Seniors Day […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Can You Care For Me Today and I Will Leave You My House When I Die? September 28, 2020
    When I had previously thought of ‘Gift Planning’ I was only considering the Will component, the gift left to a particular charity, once the person had died.   I had not fully appreciated all of the challenges that might be experienced when working with the older person while they are still... The post Can You Care […]
    Audrey Miller
  • 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 […]
    Audrey Miller
  • It’s not just older adults that r feeling socially isolated because of #COVID19. @RyersonNIA/@TELUSHealth survey f… t.co/FNgavaedhmOctober 21, 2020

  • The First of the Firsts t.co/MOPGu6glOO. Following the death of a loved one, everything is different- espec… t.co/lCsBDBXr5gOctober 21, 2020

  • A @RyersonNIA/@TELUSHealth survey found 79% of Cdn agree that wearable technologies could allow Canadians to live i… t.co/kw3h4DIOrUOctober 21, 2020