Family Conflict

March 30, 2012, 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 […]

Allaboutestates. Written on February 27, 2012 – 7:07 am | by Audrey Miller On January 5, 2012, I previously blogged on issues confronting the older driver and ways family members may be able to intervene. A few days ago, Ontario’s transportation minister indicated that he expects drivers with dementia will face tough new rules within […]

Holidays and families A little jingle to get you going…… T’ was the fight before Christmas, When all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked you better, if memory serves, So while I am a P.O.A., she will get what she deserves, All families are strange, of […]

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 […]

Newsletter Fall 2011

by Audrey Miller on October 17, 2011

in Family Conflict, Newsletter

A Word from the Managing Director Welcome to October! I am sure we all enjoyed a busy summer. Perhaps not all the time was filled with pleasant activities, but we had longer days in which to get more accomplished. Have you noticed however how much faster time seems to fly by? As such, our newsletters […]

October 17, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates I received a few comments regarding the Family Feuding interview that was mentioned in previous blogs. Specifically one comment highlighted how caregiving can bring families together. It was provided by an oncologist who saw families come together during very difficult times. These ‘ending days’ can also […]

October 6, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates: My last week’s blog discussed the thorny subject of family feuding. It is emotionally, physically and financially costly to everyone, especially the older individual and family. In order to look ahead, I think we have to step back and see what things have to be in […]

Family Feuding, October 4, 2011, Hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley Audrey Miller is the founder and Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. Dr. Renee Ruiter-Kohn provides various services including individual case management, interpersonal counselling and vocational counselling. Both have personal experience of family caregiving. They describe their work and the services they provide for families […]

September 28, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates I was interviewed this week for a segment on Family Feuding on the Voice of America, Family Caregivers Unite program. A serious topic and one that cannot easily be resolved. This interview comes at an interesting time of year, a time of reflection and of hope […]

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 […]