Elder Care

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 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca What does this mean exactly? Does it mean a greater discount at Shopper’s or at Timmy’s. I don’t think so…… It is actually a reminder to all of us to acknowledge the great contribution made by seniors every day. As boomers reach this milestone, a senior is officially defined as someone over […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca Last week, I had the pleasure of celebrating my oldest client’s birthday. She turned 99. We share the same name and she is often inspiration in my day to day work. She and her 94 year old sister live together, have never married and have no other family, other than each other […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Last Monday was Labour Day which signifies back to school and end of summer. It is a time of new beginnings, setting goals and starting new projects. Today is the first day of the Jewish New Year, another fresh start for those who celebrate. For many who may not attend synagogue, it […]

A Feel Good Story

by Audrey Miller on August 13, 2018

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I am one of the lucky ones. I like what I do and I enjoy my work very much. The counsellors who work with me say the same thing and while we do deal with much sadness, we always try and find the positive in our daily work. This is one such […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy and sexual consent was the Saturday July 14, 2018 front page headline in the Globe and Mail. Seniors and sexuality finally makes the front page of a national newspaper. However It is much more than that and the focus of the article is on consent […]

At least 54 people in Quebec have died over the last 2 weeks due to this current heat wave; the majority were seniors. Summer has hit us hard and although all winter long we look forward to warmer weather, the heat can actually cause harm- especially to the elderly. Those of us 65 years and […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Case Example 1:   John was a 93 year old, well -to -do gentleman, never married  and had no known family.   He lived in his own home in a nice part of the city.  His next door neighbor had kept an eye out and assisted him over the years by shoveling his walkway […]

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 […]