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:

  • Supporting Seniors: An Important Election Issue September 13, 2021
    There is a lot going on this month, including World Alzheimers Awareness Month.  However the election takes priority for me.  Next week’s blog will focus on dementia issues but for today, the focus of this blog is on what the federal parties are considering regarding supporting seniors and their caregivers.... The post Supporting Seniors: An […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Another Goodbye August 30, 2021
    I have written about my work with my long time elderly client, Audrey, for some time. Through these blogs, I have shared the loss of her sister, her prior discharge from palliative care,  her 100th (and 101) birthday, her most recent admission and discharge and today I want to share... The post Another Goodbye appeared […]
    Audrey Miller
  • “If You See Something, Say Something”* August 23, 2021
    Do you have a ‘TCP’? While I am not a fan of using acronyms, ‘TCP’I is one you want to know.  It is shortform for ‘Trusted Contact Person’. “The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced July 15 that regulators are adopting amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations, which... The post “If You See […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Having An Advocate: Critical So Your Wishes Can Be Respected August 16, 2021
    Readers of this blog may remember  that I have been working with a wonderful woman who is now 101 years of age.  She is a ‘solo senior or elder orphan’ or simply put, a single woman who never married, never had children and at 101 years of age, has outlived... The post Having An Advocate: […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Dementia: Therapeutic Fibbing OR Going With the Flow? August 9, 2021
    This past week I had an interesting discussion with some of my team members (registered social workers and occupational therapists ) on whether or not it is appropriate to tell a white lie with individuals living with a dementia.  “Therapeutic fibbing is a controversial yet very effective method of dealing... The post Dementia: Therapeutic Fibbing […]
    Audrey Miller