Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Glad To Be A Day Older…..

by Audrey Miller on January 11, 2019

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca As we wind down 2018 and look forward to 2019, I always ask myself ‘where did the time go?’ I don’t really know because I am sure like many of you, I don’t feel much older than I did last year or the year before. I think we notice that someone […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca At this time of year many of us, regardless of age, can get the flu. Unfortunately for seniors, the flu can be particularly dangerous- for a number of reasons – Pneumonia – Dehydration – Greater falls risk with weakness – Body weakness and – Delirium- the topic of today’s blog I had […]

Glad To Be A Day Older…

by Audrey Miller on December 31, 2018

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca As we wind down 2018 and look forward to 2019, I always ask myself ‘where did the time go?’ I don’t really know because I am sure like many of you, I don’t feel much older than I did last year or the year before. I think we notice that someone else […]

The happy season is now upon us and back by popular demand I am sharing my holiday jingle. It is written with the best of intent and I hope will make you smile. T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked […]

The holidays can be a wonderful time to spend together with loved ones, remembering the meaning of the season and celebrating together. When visiting with and sharing time with a family member who has dementia, the challenge is with the expectation. The Alzheimer’s Society notes that often caregivers must deal with feelings and emotions that […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Does her name sound familiar? Audrey was 57 years old when she died last month, by her own choice and with medical assistance. She had been diagnosed 2 years earlier with incurable cancer and had chosen to die on her own terms- except she really didn’t. In her own words: “people like […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca My fellow bloggers and I write frequently about Powers of Attorney, however my concerns are often focused on the lack of planning when it comes to making Powers of Attorney for both Personal Care and Property. More specifically, although I do not have any statistical data, my subject matter experience tells me […]

The Final Goodbye

by Audrey Miller on November 5, 2018

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Further to my last week’s blog  on ‘getting ready for the final scene’, my lovely 94 year old client died this past Saturday.  I really can’t say it was a peaceful death as it seemed to be a very long and  difficult journey.   She could no longer eat or drink and as […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca While the majority of my work is assisting with the living process, these past few week has been occupied with planning for the dying process. I am currently working with two wonderful ladies who have both been assigned palliative care physicians. One who is lucky enough to be home and the other […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca This was the frantic call I received from a daughter this past Friday. The hospital was discharging her 90 year old mother but had omitted to confirm that services and follow up medical appointments were in place. Now in many cases, this might not be a problem- depending on the health of […]