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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 […]

What does ‘Alternative Level of Care’ mean?

by Audrey Miller on September 8, 2016

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Originally published @allaboutestates.ca The Hospital News is a free monthly publication available in hospitals and related institutions across Canada. Their September 1, 2016 article titled “Hospital discharge: Reaching a breaking point” struck a chord with me and I wanted to share it with you. Readers of this blog are likely aware of the current crisis […]

There is no place like home.

by Audrey Miller on May 26, 2016

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Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca This blog is about the importance of having a strong advocate and working with a supportive team. It seems every decade or so I am presented with a wonderful opportunity. I am leading a team that will bring Salli home. Home is her childhood family home where she has always lived […]

Doing Things Differently

by Audrey Miller on November 4, 2015

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Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca on November 4, 2015: The Health Innovation Collaborative (HIC) is a three year project supported by The Green Shield Canada Foundation Under the helm of Sarah Saso, the executive director, funding was provided to bring major community based organizations to collaborate to improve the lives of seniors. The goal of the project […]