Power of Attorney

Originally published in allaboutestates.ca on October 11, 2013: I had the pleasure of presenting at a recent Ontario Bar Association estates and trusts section session. The topic was ‘De-escalating the Family Feud’. Those of you who know me, know that one of my favorite expressions is ‘the only normal families are the families you don’t […]

Originally published in allaboutestates.ca May 8, 2013: Part of my role as a Geriatric Care Manager is to determine if individuals can safely remain in their own homes, living by themselves. As I have previously discussed, most of us want to remain in our own homes for us long as possible. Our assessments review the […]

Originally published at allaboutestates.ca Last week, I attended an excellent session organized by my fellow blogger, Paul Fensom from Scotia Private Client Group. The topic was on guardianship, the important role of the guardian, the management plan and the understanding or expectation on how the money should be spent. Working with defence and plaintiff lawyers, […]

October 1, 2012 allaboutestates.ca: My colleagues, Jasmine and Elaine have both commented on when a POA for Finance should/can be acted upon. What about a POA for personal care? The power of attorney for personal care allows the attorney to make decisions about where a person lives, what they eat, safety, clothing, personal hygiene, health […]

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 […]

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 […]

December 14, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Staying in the hospital over any holiday period can be difficult.  There is often a desire by families and hospitals alike to move people out of the hospital and back into the community.   One of the all too common themes is the push to have patients […]

December 6, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Holidays are partially about tradition and in keeping with that theme, I  have reprinted a holiday recipe that I wrote and was printed in CARP magazine. It is getting to be that time again and holidays are around the corner. Do your parents live in another […]

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 […]