dying with dignity

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 terms- except she really didn’t. In her own words: “people like […]

A Good Life & A Good Death

by Audrey Miller on August 14, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca A long time client of ours passed away last week.  She was able to remain at her own home and die in her own bed.  So many of us wish, when the time comes, that we could do the same.  We know this is not the ending place that most experience. This […]

Originally posted at allaboutestates.ca on June 10, 2015 I spent last Saturday which was a beautiful and sunny day, attending a workshop on Advanced Directives. An interesting way to spend a Saturday afternoon, were the comments I received from family and friends. An Advance Care Directive (ACD) ‘is the document in which you make known […]

Originally posted at allaboutestates.ca on February 12, 2015 Death and dying are not subjects most of us are comfortable discussing. This was changed on February 6, 2015 whereby the Supreme Court issued a life changing decision. By unanimous conclusion the Court struck down the ban on physician assisted death. This ‘assistance’ would apply in specific […]

Whose Choice Is It Anyway?

by Audrey Miller on January 8, 2015

in End of Life, Health Care

Originally published in allaboutestates.ca on January 8, 2015: Provided by Dr. Renee Ruiter Kohn, Clinical Manager @ Elder Caring The media has recently focused on the subject of caregivers to elderly parents where the job has been characterized as an all-consuming role that can trigger a host of difficult emotions, including anger, fear, resentment, guilt, […]