Elder Care

Ignorance is Bliss

by Audrey Miller on August 12, 2019

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Elder Care

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Our friend recently told us that his sister had done a DNA genetic test with one of the companies that provides ancestry and health information. What she found out was not what she was expecting at all. No, she does not have ‘royal’ roots but she does have twin half brothers […]

A few weeks ago  there was an announcement  that the Federal health minister earmarked $50 million over 5 years to support our new dementia strategy.  You may recall that the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Act was passed in June 2017, which at that time, was a great birthday present for our 150th birthday. Following […]

Are you planning any summer holidays?  Are you travelling alone or with your family?  Should you decide to vacation with your older parent, there are some pre planning tips that can make this journey more enjoyable for both of you. Firstly, know what type of holiday would be best for everyone. Extensive touring, outings, or […]

Mom’s Day

by Audrey Miller on May 13, 2019

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Elder Care

Originally posted at @allaboutestates.ca A friend sent me this Mother’s Day greeting: “To the World You are a Mother. But to your Family You are the World!” I don’t know who wrote it, but I believe the sentiment. We all have had a mother and chances are this person shaped our lives more than any […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Have you noticed that many of us may only pay attention to something when it peaks our interest OR when we are dealing with the specific topic it is addressing.  I have noticed this is the case for many when dealing with elder care concerns;  and at the time that this additional […]

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 All of the writers (and presumably the readers as well) know the importance of having their ‘important paper’ work completed. For me, most importantly this means completing Powers of Attorney for both Property and Personal care as well as Advanced Care Directives. For you, perhaps the ‘most importantly’ may be the Will, […]

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 […]

by Cathy Preston, VP, Individual Markets at RBC Insurance, November 19, 2018 Read: ‘It Was 24/7′: Coping With The Stress Of Being My Mother’s Caregiver At some point or another, most of us will have to assume a caregiver role in life, whether for a child, spouse, parent or friend. In my house, that role […]

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 […]