Articles & Blogs by Audrey

The family caregiver plays a key role in supporting the very fabric of Canadian society. The most recent Census data tells us that 28% of all Canadians provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. If you are reading this article, chances are you are or know someone close to you who is a […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca If you ask anyone where they would like to live when older, most would say that they want to remain living in their own homes- for as long as possible. What does ‘for as long as possible’ mean? Most times in means that the older individual is able to remain living safely […]

The Randomness of Life

by Audrey Miller on October 2, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, End of Life

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca On Wednesday, September 27th, Ken Chung, a 39 year old academic Philosopher died of Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. Diagnosed in March 2016, Ken blogged about his experience up until his very last days, providing a unique and important perspective on what it means to both live and die. Ken wrote with exceptional […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca September 21 was World Alzheimer’s Day. The Public Health Agency of Canada notes that more than 402,000 seniors (65 years and older) are living with dementia and this a number that will continue to grow. Dementia is the plague of the 21st century and we don’t yet have a cure. It will […]

By: Audrey Miller, originally published @allaboutestates.ca While the New Year starts in January, Jews around the world celebrate another New Year, the birth of the universe, 5778 years ago based on the Hebrew calendar. While it is the first of the High Holidays, for many who may not attend synagogue, it may still be recognized […]

The Balancing Act Continues

by Audrey Miller on September 11, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving

Labour Day signifies back to school and for many parents, having their children return to school is a great relief. However for many of those ‘sandwiched’ between working full time and providing caregiving assistance to older family members, a return to school may mean less time for themselves. Helping with homework, driving to afterschool activities, […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestate.ca With Labour Day fast approaching I thought it would be fitting to highlight the role that young caregivers have in providing care to another person. Since the creation of Lucky, The Young Carer Rap, which was a partnership with the Vanier Institute of the Family based on research conducted by Dr. […]

If an older individual was brought to your law office by a non family member and they wanted to appoint the individual as POA for Property and Personal Care, would you be suspicious?  Or what about if the request was to either change a will or to make a will, naming this individual as a […]

A Good Life & A Good Death

by Audrey Miller on August 14, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca A long time client of ours passed away last week.  She was able to remain at her own home and die in her own bed.  So many of us wish, when the time comes, that we could do the same.  We know this is not the ending place that most experience. This […]

Written by Audrey Miller and originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Our Ontario government is short sighted. We/They have not planned well for the changing and aging of our society. There simply is no place for those of us who need care and are not fortunate enough to either have the funds to pay for it themselves or […]