• JUNE 9, 2021
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    June is Senior’s Month

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca A few weeks ago I provided a summary  of the Federal Budget and what is offers to seniors.  Well, I received over 30 comments and the blog readers all said the same thing- Mr. Trudeau has ignored those of us between…

    • MAY 17, 2021
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    Thank You Carers

    Originally posted @allaboutestatates.ca May is National Caregivers Month. Now more than ever, the challenge of being a caregiver feels more of a ‘challenge’ than any other word that I can think of. It can be joyful, rewarding, an honor, an opportunity and…

    • MAY 10, 2021
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    Monday, the day after yesterday (Mother’s Day)

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca While the sun did shine  yesterday, it  was still a difficult day for many of us. Not just because we can’t be outdoors, or play golf or volleyball but because for many, we continue to be restricted from seeing, and…

    • MAY 3, 2021
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    Getting Lost In The System

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca And I don’t mean figuratively, I mean literally.  I heard two stories this past week of two elderly individuals who are both quite compromised with dementia.  One lives in a retirement residence and the other lives in…

    • APRIL 21, 2021
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    Alternatives to Long Term Care

    With the reputation of Long Term Care Homes hitting a new low, it comes as no surprise that seniors want to grow older in their own homes. A few facts: The number of seniors increased by 4.2 million over the past 38 years. Over the next 22 years Canada will…

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  • You Are No Longer Welcome Here July 26, 2021
    I recently had a very negative experience with the administration of one of the Long Term Care residences where our client  has resided over the last four years.   The PSW’s from a reputable home care company were told that they were no longer welcome  in this facility.  While I am... The post You Are No […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Adult Dependent Children: ‘Grown ups’ who need support on a lifelong basis July 19, 2021
    We are living longer- everyone is.  Over the last few months I have seen an increase in referrals by older adults who are doing their estate planning AND need to  ensure care and financial arrangements are in place for their adult dependent offspring. My legal and trust colleagues can describe... The post Adult Dependent Children: […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Resuming Life in Long Term Care (or least trying) July 12, 2021
    As of July 7, 2021, Step 2  of the ‘Roadmap to Reopen’, restrictions on visitors to our Long Term Care settings have been opened up. In terms of vaccination requirements, the Ministry have required staff to either: Proof of vaccination Provide a documented medical reason for not being vaccinated Participate... The post Resuming Life in […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Delirium, a few things to note: July 5, 2021
    I had previously written about hospital acquired delirium https://eldercaring.ca/hospital-acquired-delirium/ which I believe merits reposting. Delirium is one of the 3 big ‘D’s that we see with our older clients. The other ‘D’’s are dementia and depression. Over this past year, in addition to Covid- people still got sick; especially common... The post Delirium, a few […]
    Audrey Miller
  • When Our Parents Refuse Our Help June 28, 2021
    I speak with adult children daily who call because they are concerned that their parent is not doing well and they feel, needs help.  I have found that the refusal to accept help may fall into a number of different categories. Denial: Refuse to accept reality of the situation Responsibility:... The post When Our Parents […]
    Audrey Miller