Estate Planning

By: Audrey R. Miller MSW, RSW,CCRC, CCLCP Printed online @ CARP, April 10, 2012 I know about the importance of communicating to loved ones, friends and physicians about ones’ own future health care wishes and end of life care. The question is, what do you know about it? We all have choices and it is […]

March 30, 2012, Allaboutestates.ca Sometimes it is hard to leave work behind. While on vacation recently, my sister had purchased tickets to see a new play, In Basildon by David Eldridge. Not knowing what it was about, except that it had been well received by theatre goers, I soon realized that the issues faced by […]

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November 28, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates There has been much discussion lately regarding end of life decisions. Most recently the Court of Appeal of Ontario released its decision in June 2011 in the case of Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Science Centre which looked at whether or not removal from a mechanical ventilator […]

November 2, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates I read a recent article on older Canadians staying at work and not retiring due to economic necessity (Globe and Mail, October 27, 2011). This raises concerns on several fronts. While the article quoted from Statscan research that ‘older Canadians who have fully retired typically report […]

October 25, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates With economic uncertainty, an aging population and fewer workers, a Canadian study is underway to document the Availability, Accessibility and Effectiveness of Workplace Supports In Canada. The purpose of the study is to determine what types of workplace supports employers in the private, public, broader public […]

September 20, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates The week of mourning is over and the grieving and healing process continues. The sorting and distribution of personal and household items has commenced. It was made significantly easier by thoughtfulness and planning that had occurred over the last many years in advance and in preparedness […]

August 24, 2011; By: Pauline Morris All About Estates Pauline Morris, one of our social workers and a capacity assessor wrote today’s blog. A lawyer called asking about having his client assessed for Capacity to Manage Property. We decided that this kind of assessment wasn’t needed, and here’s why. The client, a 73-year-old man with […]

August 16, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t have a family member who could assume the role of power of attorney for care and finance? Who would look after your best interests and keep your personal wishes at the forefront? Family doesn’t have to […]

July 28, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Last week I blogged on the important role of professional care providers. This blog discusses the challenges of hiring a care provider. This article has been reprinted from CARP and I have attached a link to the original article. Along with the decision to explore caregiving […]