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Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Thank you Sally Lee for your blog last week titled ‘Pre-arranging for Personal Care’. My colleague  has discussed such an important topic and it is one that  I feel strongly about.   I felt this blog spoke to me directly as a ‘care service provider’ and as a resource to  women such as […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I have recently returned from a fantastic trip to Asia- which had been on my bucket list. The trip started in Japan and it was a perfect launching point to see how aging matters and learn about some of the differences and similarities in our cultures. People live longer in Japan and […]

The happy season is now upon us and back by popular demand I am sharing my holiday jingle. It is written with the best of intent and I hope will make you smile. T’was the fight before Christmas, when all families know, It’s better to forgive than tell them to F. O., Mom probably liked […]

Shining a Spotlight on (Ontario) Caregivers

by Audrey Miller on November 19, 2018

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Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The Change Foundation just published their findings on Ontario Caregivers- a fitting reflection for National Caregiving Awareness month. I have summarized some of their key findings based on a study involving 800 respondents across Ontario: – Canadian family caregivers provide roughly ¾ of all patient care and their contributions to the healthcare system was […]

I Didn’t Want To Wake You

by Audrey Miller on July 30, 2018

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Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca A story I heard….. Last week Zoey had the pleasure of visiting her aunt and uncle (in celebration of a 90th bday) who live in the States.  Zoey and her husband accompanied her mother who took the train in (by herself) from Montreal so that we could fly together.  Zoey’s mom used […]

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 Come on siblings and get off your butts, I need alittle help, ‘cause I really am […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca While I was enjoying the Florida sunshine last week, a Washington Post article caught my eye ‘A Florida man collapsed with a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo. Doctors didn’t know what to do’. The full article in the New England Journal of Medicine  described doctors in Miami who found themselves caught in what they […]

How This Budget Cares

by Audrey Miller on March 27, 2017

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Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Caring for our loved ones while satisfying and fulfilling can be expensive both emotionally and financially. Understanding needs, costs and tax relief are all important to saving money. Today’s blog provides some caring highlights from the 2017 Federal Budget. 1. Three current tax credits have been replaced with the proposed Canada Caregiver […]

‘Lest We Forget’

by Audrey Miller on November 11, 2016

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In Flanders Fields the poppies grow… Remembrance Day is a significant day in the lives of many who endured the challenges of living during war times. As benefactors of their sacrifice, we sometimes forget that peace is a gift and the high price that was paid for it. Today we have young soldiers who are […]

Family Dinners & Family Challenges

by Audrey Miller on October 2, 2016

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Mom’s matza balls didn’t taste as you remember? Noticing some changes? If you live in a different city than your parents, the time spent together during the holiday can allow you to see how well they are managing. Be aware of the small things and things that are different. For example, are you noticing weight […]