Caregiving

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Reposted from allaboutestates.ca   This original post was from a few years ago. It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a few years later and there is a new US golf champion. We still however […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I am not a big fan of statistics but these figures are worth noting. Today there are more seniors over age 65 than children under age 14. Not only are we living longer but adults over 100 years of age are the fastest growing age group. Today’s life expectancy is 80 years […]