Estate Lawyers and Mediators

If you are a lawyer or mediator dealing with elder law issues, family, estate and personal injury matters, Elder Caring Inc. has the expertise and experience to provide a professional opinion.  If there are conflicts between Powers of Attorney or you need to know if your client is managing safely in their current environment, we can assist. Audrey is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner and has been an expert witness in the Courts of Ontario for both defense and plaintiff counsel.

The Functional Living Assessment™

The Functional Living Assessment™ is an assessment tool that puts aside family differences and focuses on what should be crux of the matter- mom’s or dad’s care needs. The end result is a comprehensive analysis that documents the areas of need and concern, quantifies what is required and makes recommendations based on the knowledge and expertise of an objective and experienced professional who understands aging, elder care needs and community resources.

 

Rather than being caught up in the rehashing of long lost promises and childhood hurts, this is an extremely valuable tool that refocuses the attention on to the older individual and their needs. While we continue to strive to put family members on the same page for a plan of care for mom or dad, we can all agree that sometimes families lose sight of this important issue. It often takes the wisdom of an experienced lawyer to recognize the need for a functionally based assessment that can objectively outline the older person’s care needs and which provides recommendations that are in the older person’s best interests rather than in the interests of the disputing children.

Our best compliment: when lawyers need assistance with their own families, they call us. They trust us with their own families and with yours as well.

The Carer’s Planning Guide

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  • You can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends April 12, 2021
    Further to my fellow blogger’s April 4, 2021 read, I thought I would continue the discussion on the importance of appointing an attorney for property and my particular area of interest, care.  Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t have a family member who could assume the role... The post You can’t choose […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Interesting Information for Monday Morning April 5, 2021
    Ok- interesting for me and hopefully for you too. 1. Q: Did you know as of April 1 2021 the LHIN has a new name? A: Home and Community Care Support Services  (HCCSS) which was the LHIN and before that it was the CCAC (Community Care Access Centre).  I am... The post Interesting Information for […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Holidays and Family Traditions – COVID style March 29, 2021
    This past weekend we celebrated the first night of Passover; and I think this holiday was the hardest one for me.  Regardless of what and how you celebrate, for many the family and cultural connections rather than any religious significance is what we hold on to.  Last year this time... The post Holidays and Family […]
    Audrey Miller
  • “BUY THE SHOES” March 22, 2021
    Congratulations to all of us- it is the first week of spring and we have managed through a difficult winter.  While we are here today and reading this blog- we have much to be thankful for. However there are so many of us who have faced a loss this year... The post “BUY THE SHOES” […]
    Audrey Miller
  • Mom Loved You More March 15, 2021
    My fellow blogger recently wrote about family meetings and estate planning.  There has been much written on the importance of power of attorney documents, who gets named, their responsibility and conflicts that have arisen as a result thereof. While the focus of most disputes has to do with money and the... The post Mom Loved You […]
    Audrey Miller