• Another Goodbye

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I have written about my work with my long time elderly client, Audrey, for some time. Through these blogs, I have shared the loss of her sister, her prior discharge from palliative care,  her 100th (and 101) birthday,…

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  • Mementos and good memories

    Mementos and good memories

    We will all experience loss of a loved one and while my loss may be more recent than some, it can make these occurrences feel more vivid. Over the weekend I received the many boxes that I had packed up from my mother’s apartment.  While I started to sort…

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  • Orphanos, Yathom = Losing Your Guide

    There are so many stories that I would like to share as I continue on this journey of losing a last parent.  This is actually quite a different experience than losing my father.  I have always said that relationships are complicated and certainly one’s relationship…

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  • Thinking About Comfort Care

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The sun is finally shining,  we are having double digit temperatures and it is the start of the week.  While today’s blog topic on end of life treatment  may sound like a downer, thinking, talking and preparing for…

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  • Remembering Audrey Parker

    Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Does her name sound familiar? Audrey was 57 years old when she died last month, by her own choice and with medical assistance. She had been diagnosed 2 years earlier with incurable cancer and had chosen to die on her own…

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  • Another year and another fresh start: 5783 September 26, 2022
    As is the custom, the start of Jewish New Year was last evening at sunset.  For some, it is a fresh start and a time for reflection.  For those who may not attend synagogue, it may still be recognized and celebrated with family sitting down together for a festive dinner.... The post Another year and […]
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  • Goodbye Queen Elizabeth II September 19, 2022
    As I sat down to write my Monday blog, which was going to be on Bill 7, ( the ridiculous plan to have alternate level of care [ALC] patients transferred out of the hospital to anyplace, anywhere or pay $400 daily) instead, I decided to pay tribute to the late... The post Goodbye Queen Elizabeth […]
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  • September is World Alzheimers Awareness Month September 12, 2022
    Like many of you, I think about Alzheimers quite often; not only the (not so) occasional memory lapses but for anyone who lives with dementia- closely impacting their own lives- the devastation it can bring. Do we need a special awareness month to remind us? Yes we do. Most of... The post September is World […]
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  • Alternate Levels of Care should not be your local hospital August 22, 2022
    With the reputation of Long Term Care Homes hitting a new low, it comes as no surprise that seniors want to grow older in their own homes.  However our hospitals and our emergency departments have become a temporary holding spot for many seniors, who cannot return home.   The August 25,... The post Alternate Levels of […]
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  • A new place to call home…… August 15, 2022
    One of the hardest things that an adult child caregiver has to deal with, is placement of a parent; specifically, a parent with advancing dementia.  There is no roadmap and every situation is unique however there are common threads that we see on a daily basis.  We know that if... The post A new place […]
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