• BUY THE SHOES

    originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Congratulations to all of us- it is the first week of spring and we have managed through a difficult winter.  While we are here today and reading this blog- we have much to be thankful for. However there are so many of…

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  • Thinking About Comfort Care

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The sun is finally shining,  we are having double digit temperatures and it is the start of the week.  While today’s blog topic on end of life treatment  may sound like a downer, thinking, talking and preparing for…

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  • Remembering Audrey Parker

    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…

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  • Getting Ready for the Final Scene

    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…

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  • A Directed Death

    Originally published @allaboutestates.ca My first blog of the New Year  may be about death. But it is about having as good a death as possible- (in your own bed while asleep) and of your choosing…..A recent  blog was about  a fellow who wanted to ensure…

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  • You Are No Longer Welcome Here July 26, 2021
    I recently had a very negative experience with the administration of one of the Long Term Care residences where our client  has resided over the last four years.   The PSW’s from a reputable home care company were told that they were no longer welcome  in this facility.  While I am... The post You Are No […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Adult Dependent Children: ‘Grown ups’ who need support on a lifelong basis July 19, 2021
    We are living longer- everyone is.  Over the last few months I have seen an increase in referrals by older adults who are doing their estate planning AND need to  ensure care and financial arrangements are in place for their adult dependent offspring. My legal and trust colleagues can describe... The post Adult Dependent Children: […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Resuming Life in Long Term Care (or least trying) July 12, 2021
    As of July 7, 2021, Step 2  of the ‘Roadmap to Reopen’, restrictions on visitors to our Long Term Care settings have been opened up. In terms of vaccination requirements, the Ministry have required staff to either: Proof of vaccination Provide a documented medical reason for not being vaccinated Participate... The post Resuming Life in […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Delirium, a few things to note: July 5, 2021
    I had previously written about hospital acquired delirium https://eldercaring.ca/hospital-acquired-delirium/ which I believe merits reposting. Delirium is one of the 3 big ‘D’s that we see with our older clients. The other ‘D’’s are dementia and depression. Over this past year, in addition to Covid- people still got sick; especially common... The post Delirium, a few […]
    Audrey Miller
  • When Our Parents Refuse Our Help June 28, 2021
    I speak with adult children daily who call because they are concerned that their parent is not doing well and they feel, needs help.  I have found that the refusal to accept help may fall into a number of different categories. Denial: Refuse to accept reality of the situation Responsibility:... The post When Our Parents […]
    Audrey Miller