Estate Planning

July 20, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Last week, I blogged about saving for a rainy day and the requirement for many to use their money on themselves for their own care. I use the word requirement because the majority of client to staffing ratio in both public nursing homes and private retirement […]

July 12, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Last week’s Globe and Mail (July 5, 2011) had an interesting article on estate insurance. It discussed the trend that estate holdings have become more complicated as amounts are often larger and investments diverse. This is especially so for those older individuals who lived through the […]

July 4, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates I have said many times before: “the only ‘normal families are the families you don’t know”. Think about this for a moment- of course ‘normal’ is only a word, which we use to define ourselves from others, who might not be so ‘normal’. My blog this […]

The month of June celebrates many different things including Father’s Day, Brain Injury Awareness month, National Cancer Survivor’s Day, Stroke Awareness month and the beginning of summer holidays for elementary and high school students. The newsletter this month focuses on a variety of topics ranging from summer safety to the benefits of long term care […]

June 22, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates I read a blog about an interesting seminar that was presented last month by the Estate and Trusts Groups, Lawyers Division B’nai Brith. The seminar entitled “Financial Predators and the Elderly- Banton v Banton” was a case involving an older gentleman who fell in love with […]

June 15, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Last week I attended an excellent conference called Practical Strategies-Rehab Across the Ages, from the Cradle to the Grave sponsored by the law firms of Oatley Vigmond and McLeish Orlando. A number of doctors spoke about the effects of aging with different disabilities including: burn injury […]

June 7, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates In my Feb 23 2011 blog “Which is the deadliest room in the house?” I wrote about safety proofing the house to reduce risk of falls. Of course, falls can occur anywhere and at any time, so the best approach is prevention. Accreditation Canada is now […]

May 30, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates I recently attended a workshop on elder abuse and I continue to be saddened by the many different ways that elders can be taken advantage of. Financial abuse is one of the types identified, included with physical and emotional abuse as well as with neglect. There […]

May 19, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Further to my previous blogs on caregiving (emotional and physical) costs, this blog focuses on understanding the different responsibilities of care providers that may be needed. Questions to consider: What type of care is required? Do I need a: Registered Nurse: Their typical duties include: – […]

May 11, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Further to my previous blogs on the financial and emotional cost of caregiving, there are still many questions to be addressed. What type of care is required? Differences between caregivers can vary from those of a registered nurse, a registered practical nurse, a personal support worker […]