Caregiving

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I have recently returned from a fantastic trip to Asia- which had been on my bucket list. The trip started in Japan and it was a perfect launching point to see how aging matters and learn about some of the differences and similarities in our cultures. People live longer in Japan and […]

Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0

by Audrey Miller on March 4, 2019

in Caregiving, Elder Care, Health Care

Pleased to have been part of this solution. Download and read the report.

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Many of us have questions/concerns about where we will live, when we are no longer able to remain in our homes and this seems to be a topic discussed regularly. I am sure over the holidays there were many similar sounding conversations had with friends either talking about their parent(s) or in […]

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 I had previously blogged on the state of loneliness and the efforts being made in the UK with the creation of a Minister of Loneliness. We know that this is also a huge problem in own backyard and one that we continue to need to be aware of. My colleague recently shared a new […]

Originally published @ allaboutestates.ca This weekend we celebrated the first nights of Passover and Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Two major holidays that coincided, along with a statutory holiday enjoyed. For me and perhaps for many of you, these holy days have a traditional familial connection rather than a religious one. The foods eaten, or […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca As Carol King so aptly wrote in 1971 “when you are down and troubled and need a helping hand…( sing along here as I am sure you know the lyrics)…you’ve got a friend, …ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend”? Everybody needs a friend, regardless of age and seniors in […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Last week I had the  pleasure of presenting to a group of caregivers from the Alzheimers Society Kingston Frontenac & Addington chapter.  One thing that everyone in the group had in common was that they were all loving someone who had a diagnosis of dementia.  Just to refresh terminology, “dementia is a […]

A New Caregiving Benefit

by Audrey Miller on January 15, 2018

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca While employed family caregivers (over age 60) in Hawaii are now eligible to receive a $70 per day stipend to pay for additional care support for  a family member, we have something different. As of December 3, 2017  there was a new EI Family Caregiver Benefit which provides for “eligible caregivers to receive up […]

The Role Played by the Family Caregiver

by Audrey Miller on October 21, 2017

in Caregiving

Originally published @agecomfort.com on October 16, 2017 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 […]