caregiving

The family caregiver plays a key role in supporting the very fabric of Canadian society. The most recent Census data tells us that 28% of all Canadians provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. If you are reading this article, chances are you are or know someone close to you who is a […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I am not a big fan of statistics but these figures are worth noting. Today there are more seniors over age 65 than children under age 14. Not only are we living longer but adults over 100 years of age are the fastest growing age group. Today’s life expectancy is 80 years […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Many families will be traveling this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. 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 […]

Arete HR’s latest Head Forward podcast is out!  I was interviewed for this podcast on elder care, called  Role Reversal – Caring for Aging Parents. In each episode, they explore issues affecting mental health and well-being through conversation with experts.  I am featured as their expert in this new release.  Please click here to listen!

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca I had the pleasure of attending a ‘hot talk on health’ sponsored by the Change Foundation, an independent health policy think tank. The panelists were Helena Herklots CEO from Carers UK and she spoke on ‘Lessons from the UK’ and Dr. Katherine Arnup, professor, author and caregiver. Carers UK has a rich […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca April 5 was Provincial Family Caregiver Day. Regardless of ones’ age and background, caregiving has its challenges. I know that readers of this blog come from different provinces. I am not sure if we have followers from different countries and if so, we welcome hearing from you. However, regardless of where you […]

With the holiday season around the corner, families will be spending more time together. Elder caring expert, Audrey Miller discusses how the holidays can be a good time to notice change and be proactive in a supportive and non threatening way. For many of us, holidays can be a difficult time. They can be filled […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca on October 27, 2015: I had the pleasure of presenting at the RBC- DS ‘Capitalize on Change’ conference and a recurrent theme was the need for balance in our lives. We are all so busy. Add caregiving to a 50 hour + work week and something has to give; and typically […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca on October 7, 2015 With the sky high price of housing in many provinces, families may be looking for residential alternatives. The October 2, 2015 Globe and Mail wrote a story on expandable shipping containers being used as homes. In 2008, shipping containers were touted as being eco friendly  and had […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca on March 20, 2015 The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent not for profit organization that was created in 1994. Their vision is “Better data, Better decisions, Healthier Canadian” A great motto. They recently released some interesting caregiving data which I felt important to share. Luckily, it is […]