Health Care

Demystifying the ‘D’ Word

by Audrey Miller on September 22, 2016

in Dementia, Health Care

Written by Jessica Rochman-Fowler Yesterday was World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to call for increased action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, but also to appreciate the strides made in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, World Alzheimer’s Day is a day to commemorate the effort made by caregivers and […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca Making a decision about your future or the future of an aging loved one can feel overwhelming. Not only does it take an emotional toll, but it involves knowing what care options are out there, understanding how those options can work for you and evaluating the cost of those options to pick […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Hot enough for you?  Perhaps pouring a bucket of ice cold water over your head is just what you need! Well fortunately for many, those that did participate in the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge raised over $16 million dollars for research into ALS. The great news is that this money was […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca One of the most distressing types of calls we receive are from families who have been told by the hospital that their loved one will be discharged…..tomorrow. It is bad enough that their loved one is in the hospital, and to be told that they will be discharged with no time to […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca One of my favourite doctors to listen to is Dr. Brian Goldman. His interview last week and subsequent blog aptly called ‘Palliative care needs a new name’ struck a chord with me and I felt it was an important issue to share. The study referenced included a small sample size of 48 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca We are aware that there is a shortage of doctors in Canada. Now as there are more seniors over age 65 than there are children under 15 years of age, the question is who will look after them? Geriatricians are specialists in the care of the elderly.  They have specialized training which […]

Saving You Money – HST exemption

by Audrey Miller on April 1, 2016

in Elder Care, Health Care

April 1, 2016: Services provided by  Elder Caring’s registered  social workers and registered occupational therapists and registered physiotherapists are exempt from HST. As of April 1, 2016 we will no longer be collecting HST on applicable services.  In addition these services may also be covered under extended health care spending accounts.

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Compassionate Care Benefits, slowly but surely we are making progress. 28% of Canadians aged 15 and over provide care to family members or friends with long term health conditions (2012, Statistics Canada, Family Caregiving: What are the consequences). We are well aware that as we are an aging society there will be […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca on February 18, 2016: Regular readers of this blog will know that I work with financial advisors  and families providing education around the cost of caring.  Education is important so that financial plans can be realistically based on what we can anticipate rather than what we don’t know.  The ‘unknown’ is just […]

Seniors Do Have Sex

by Audrey Miller on February 11, 2016

in Health Care

Valentine’s day is this weekend. For many it has become a Hallmark holiday (ie the card I picked up & put down, for my husband was $12.00) however let the day serve as a reminder of the importance of love, romance and sex. The baby boomers are getting older and while 60 has become the […]