Home Care

May 23, 2012: Allaboutestates.ca by Audrey Miller: There are more and more retirement residence being built and navigating the maze of assisted living, retirement, and long term care homes can be a full time job. As a Geriatric Care Manager, I am often asked by families to help them understand the differences between retirement settings […]

Written on May 4, 2012 – 7:08 am | allaboutestates.ca by Audrey Miller I had the pleasure of attending a conference on “Conquering Pain” presented by Dr. Mary O’Brien and I thought I would share a few things. However, I would like to preface my comments with the following: I am a patient -not a […]

Written on April 26, 2012 – 7:15 am | Allaboutestates by Audrey Miller Further to last week’s blog: Who Needs Home Care and What Is It? Written on April 18, 2012 , a few key points made by The Health Council of Canada (2012) article: Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home […]

Who Needs Home Care and What Is It?

by Audrey Miller on April 18, 2012

in Elder Care, Home Care

April 18, 2012: Allaboutestates blog: We may all need it, at some time or another. The Health Council of Canada (2012) has recently published: Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada? It is an excellent paper that explores the growing issue of home care in Canada. […]

March 22, 2011, Allaboutestates: When touring retirement residences with my client who was in her late 90’s at the time, she turned and looked at me and said- boy, there are lots of old people here. I don’t think this is for me. I can tell you that it is a typical response; and quite […]

While it does not look like spring outside my window today, (with the snow falling) we do know that the month of March brings many things along with the hope of warmer days. It is also known as National Kidney month, Liver Disease month, National Epilepsy month and if that was not a busy enough […]

I wanted to take this opportunity during a very hectic and busy time of year, to pause and to say thank you.  Like many of you, our Elder Caring families have faced health crises this year.  My family has as well. It is during these difficult times, that most notably for me, the kindness of […]

It is official- the warmer weather has arrived and while it is welcomed, we need to be aware of some of the dangers that excessive heat can cause- especially for seniors.  A few reminders will be listed below.   June is also Stroke awareness month and I have attached an article regarding rehabilitation post stroke. […]

Happy May Day! This month we celebrate Mother’s Day, Victoria Day and Multiple Sclerosis awareness month. National Mental Health Week also is recognized from May 4th to 10th.  Please let me remind you that it is important as caregivers, service providers, family members and friends to remember that our own personal health is just as important as […]

By: Lesley Alderman NY Times March 12, 2010 TWO years ago my father, then 83, became very ill. Until then, he had been living alone in a pleasant one-bedroom apartment on the Hudson River, an hour’s drive from my home in Brooklyn. After a couple of months in the hospital it became clear that my […]