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. Audrey Miller in action at Verity Club presentation Caring for our Parents Today and Tomorrow

Audrey Miller in action at Verity Club presentation Caring for our Parents Today and Tomorrow

 


 

Planning for the Cost of Care

Third in a six-part series on retirement planning by Denise Deveau, Postmedia, December 3, 2016

Circumstances beyond your control can run even the best-laid retirement plans off course.   One of those often-unforeseen circumstances can be the cost of medical care, and Audrey Miller has seen her fair share of retirees who’ve been blindsided by it.  The founder and managing director of national consulting firm Elder Caring Inc. in Toronto, says many people she sees simply haven’t put in the work to plan for Planning for the Cost of Care, National Post Dec 1 2016

 

Caregivers

With many Canadians struggling to balance their work responsibilities with their duties as caregivers for loved ones, employers are facing the challenge of how to step up and offer support.

“Business has to come to the table and take a proactive role. Besides it being the right thing to do, it makes economic sense,” says Audrey Miller, founder and managing director of Elder Caring Inc.  Continue… how to suppport working caregivers.

Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations

Globe and Mail, ‘Small Business Challenge’ (October 2015) Elder Caring wins honourable-mention Telus small biz challenge

Life after retirement: Health care costs require careful planning

 Audrey Miller, Special to Financial Post | May 13, 2015 11:44 AM ET

Health is the one factor that advisers do not often take into account when aiding families with financial planning.

The press has been writing about the greying of our population and how many of us are now living well into our 90s. Close to one in four persons in Canada will be aged 65 and over by 2030, compared to just 15.3 per cent in 2013, according to Statistics Canada. However, when planning for retirement…http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/retirement/your-life-after-retirement-health-care-costs-require-careful-planning

February 24, 2015.
Jane Teasdale and I were interviewed on Rogers Day Time Television with Val Cole discussing the needs of our aging parents and the benefits of Elder Caring Plus.

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How To…..Support Working Caregivers

Interviewed and article by Jennifer Paterson, Benefits Canada posted October 4, 2016. With many Canadians struggling to balance their work responsibilities with their duties as caregivers for loved one, employers are facing the challeng of how to step up and offer support. Support Working Caregivers article.  “Business has to come to the table and take […]

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Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations

Long-distance caregivers of the elderly torn between two locations ANNA SHARRATT, Special to The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016 7:56AM EDT When it comes to caring for her sister-in-law Bea, who at 62 has had Alzheimer’s for 14 years and lives alone, Janice Kraayenhof has tried to think of everything. She has […]

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Aging in place: How to make your home a retirement haven

Special to the Globe and Mail: RBC Retirement Talk, Jan 27, 2016: Read: Aging in place: How to make your home a retirement haven: Content from RBC Retirement Talk Published Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 8:18AM EST Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 8:18AM EST There’s an old proverb that says, “Home is where the heart […]

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Retirement lessons children can learn from elderly parents

Globe and Mail published January 28, 2016: Audrey was interviewed as part of this retirement series: Baby boomers caring for their aging parents have long faced challenges, from taking on this added role as caregivers to juggling the time demands of work and their own children’s needs. These boomers – often referred to as the […]

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GO SMALL, THINK BIG

MoneySense.ca September/October 2015 by: David Aston Downsizing in retirement can add a sizeable chunk of income to your nest egg, paving the way for more security and enjoyment in your golden years.  Just make sure your plan satisfies your lifestyle needs, too.  David interviewed Audrey Miller for moneysenseSept2015:

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Life after retirement: Health care costs require careful planning

Life after retirement: Health care costs require careful planning  Audrey Miller, Special to Financial Post | May 13, 2015 11:44 AM ET Health is the one factor that advisers do not often take into account when aiding families with financial planning. The press has been writing about the greying of our population and how many […]

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When Your Care Is Not Enough

Part of an 8 part series on Navigating the Health Care System by Alzlive.com Before Barbara Larkin moved her 80-something mom into an assisted living facility in Maple Ridge, B.C., she would sit in her car outside her mother’s apartment and cry…… Read More

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Rogers Day Time Television

February 24, 2015. Jane Teasdale and I were interviewed on Rogers Day Time Television with Val Cole discussing the needs of our aging parents.

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Psychologica Interview: January 2015

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sarah Sheard, Editor for “Psychologica”, the magazine of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.  This Special Edition Winter/Spring 2015 was on ‘Families’.  With 28% of Canadians (Stats Canada 2012) providing care to a family member/friend with long term health needs, demands on the family […]

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Mosaic Home Care Ltd. and Elder Caring Inc. launch joint venture to add a new dimension to Care Management Oversight Services for the Canadian Homecare marketplace.

Wednesday, April-14 For Immediate Release Greater Toronto Area, Canada As part of their continuing commitment to high standards of customer care and service excellence, Mosaic Home Care Ltd. and Elder Caring Inc. are extremely pleased to announce a significant new joint venture. The provision of Professional Care Management for those with more complex care needs […]

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Decision of a lifetime: Vital conversations have to take place with aging parents

PostmediaNovember 28, 2013 (National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette,Vancouver Sun) There comes a time in every family where discussions should take place about the financial and insurance needs of aging parents. It’s not simply about covering the financial bases. There are also decisions to be made about their care and comfort. From financial planning and […]

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Maritime Morning Weekend Interview

Listen to Audrey’s radio interview on Maritime Morning Weekend Edition, discussing the RBC Myths and Realities Poll, October 27, 2013 http://www.news889.com/2013/10/27/maritime-morning-weekend-edition-9-am-hour-23/

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A place to call home – Canada’s retiring boomers hope to stay put, despite potential health issues: RBC poll

Wall Street Journal: TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ – Staying in their own homes and paying for home care as needed is by far the most appealing option (83 per cent) for Canadian Boomers as they head into retirement and consider future living arrangements that go along with aging. This is followed by living in […]

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Retiring boomers hope to stay in own home: RBC poll

Kris McCusker Oct 24, 2013 02:42:53 PM 680 News TORONTO – Retiring boomers would prefer to stay put in their homes as they approach retirement and begin to ponder living arrangements, says a new Royal Bank of Canada poll. The Retirement Myths & Realities Poll says 83 per cent of survey respondents in the 50-and-over […]

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Most boomers don’t want to move from their homes in retirement, poll finds

BERTRAND MAROTTE The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Oct. 24 2013, 12:16 PM EDT – Last updated Thursday, Oct. 24 2013, 12:22 PM EDT Aging boomers don’t want to move out of their homes as they head into retirement, according to the results of a new poll. A majority of Canadians aged 50 and over […]

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Plan ahead: the key to staying comfortable in your old age

By: Kristin Kent Special to the Toronto Star, Published on Fri Jun 28 2013 Renya Onasick knows the challenges of caregiving. As a parent, an involved daughter and long-distance caregiver of her mother, Onasick is engaged in all family matters. This involvement comes with a price: the costs for eldercare, a critical component of future […]

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Health concerns trump finances for Canadian boomers nearing retirement: 2013 RBC Retirement Myths & Realities Poll

Audrey Miller’s quotes: “Caregivers nearing retirement are often particularly affected” “It’s important for all caregivers to know they are not alone, that there are very helpful resources readily available to assist them.” Health concerns trump finances for Canadian boomers nearing retirement: 2013 RBC Retirement Myths & Realities Poll

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The Sandwich Generation, Ottawa Citizen October 5, 2012

Article by David Sherman: The sandwich generation

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The Toughest Choice

MoneySense Magazine, April/May 2012 The toughest choice: Dealing with an aging parent isn’t just emotionally difficult: it also involves a confusing array of services,from in-home care to nursing homes. By David Aston | From MoneySense Magazine, April/May 2012 Back in 2008, Lise Hafner and her two brothers sensed something was not quite right with their […]

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Help for your Aging Clients- an estate law firm’s perspective

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Family Feuding, Audrey Miller on Voice of America

Family Feuding, October 4, 2011, Hosted by Dr. Gordon Atherley Audrey Miller is the founder and Managing Director of Elder Caring Inc. Dr. Renee Ruiter-Kohn provides various services including individual case management, interpersonal counselling and vocational counselling. Both have personal experience of family caregiving. They describe their work and the services they provide for families […]

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Generation Gap

By: Alison Dunn Health Local November 5, 2010 Aging parents often mean the adult children have to take on the role of caregiver. Do you know how to cope with the changes age brings? When Audrey Miller meets with a new family looking to discuss elder care options, she often hears the same refrain: “You […]

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Sandwich Stress

By: Michelle Roberts Esperanza Magazine Spring 2011 [excerpt from “Sandwich Stress] Julie H. knows all too well how hard it can be to juggle the needs of older relatives and kids at home. She recalls one moment in particular when she was squeezed between competing needs: “I was breastfeeding my baby, trying to chase my […]

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Author Profile

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada Magazine Spring 2009 Audrey Miller is an entrepreneur who has moved from a rehabilitation practice into new territory: eldercare. Although Miller has both a bachelor and master’s degree in social work and is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner, her roots are in vocational rehabilitation. She has her Canadian Certified […]

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Elder Caring Inc. Contracted by Compassionate Employer for Employee Assistance Programs.

The Compassionate Employer- National Post October 2004By: Meg Federico The National Post’s Family Caregiver News Magazine Fall 2004 Dennis Fielding, Vice President of Kingsway Financial Services in Ontario knows first hand how stressful caregiving can be. Married, with a demanding career and three teen aged sons, Fielding found himself taking on more and more responsibility […]

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Coping with caregiving

By: Leslie Young Chatelaine Magazine, Chatelaine.com October 2006 Millions of Canadian daughters should be prepared to return to the nest to look after an aging parent. In fact, in addition to handling a full-time job and raising children, women in a caregiver role can count on spending twice as many hours a month(29)looking after a […]

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Help for boomers stuck in the middle with aging parents

By: Paul Irish Toronto Star, thestar.com January 18, 2007 Officially, they’re called baby boomers – that huge bubble of kids born on the heels of World War II. But now, with the majority of them firmly entrenched in middle age, they’re being redubbed the “sandwich generation.” As the name suggests, they’re stuck between caring for […]

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Discuss care with older parents before emergency strikes

By: Sherri Nefsky The Canadian Jewish News February 10, 2005 It is hard to know when it is time to start worrying about the health and well being of aging parents and relatives. When is forgetting where they put something a cause for concern and when is it simply a lapse? When are changes in […]

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Sandwich Generation Caring for Elders: Practical Supports Through Life’s Transitions

By: Linda Stuart Women’s Health Matters August 2007 You’re not alone, there are resources to help — and it’s vital to take care of yourself, too. These were some of the words of wisdom offered to caregivers looking after older family members, during a session on eldercare at the 2007 Women’s Health Matters Forum & Expo […]

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The Caregiving Journey, part two of a series

OANHSS News Winter 2007 “Caregiving isn’t like retirement planning,” says Bob Spence, owner of an eldercare consulting service in Toronto.  “It’s not something that people think about until they absolutely need to.”  In fact most family caregivers often only seek help when they are burned out and looking for assistance. Fortunately, help is available.  The […]

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