elder care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Have you noticed that many of us may only pay attention to something when it peaks our interest OR when we are dealing with the specific topic it is addressing.  I have noticed this is the case for many when dealing with elder care concerns;  and at the time that this additional […]

Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0

by Audrey Miller on March 4, 2019

in Caregiving, Elder Care, Health Care

Pleased to have been part of this solution. Download and read the report.

Originally posted for @allaboutestates.ca Last January 2017 the Ontario government recognized that Seniors in Ontario  are a growing force that needs to be better serviced and recognized and created its own stand alone Ministry, namely the Ministry of Senior Affairs. It has previously been housed within the Ministry of Infrastructure.  Yes I thought they were […]

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 @allaboutestates.ca After 70 years of marriage Norman and Mae are told by our government that in order to get the care they need, they need to live separately. Certainly there is something not right about this statement, yet as hard as it is to believe, that was the story reported in the National […]

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 […]

Family Dinners & Family Challenges

by Audrey Miller on October 2, 2016

in Elder Care, Uncategorized

Mom’s matza balls didn’t taste as you remember? Noticing some changes? 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 noticing weight […]

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca Fidelity Investments released their third survey “Family and Finance” in June 2016. They interviewed families with a parent over age 55 and having an adult child over age 25. The key findings are very interesting. What parents want and what their children THINK they want is very different. 4 in 10 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca I am seeing more and more of these ads as families try to find affordable  and alternative solutions to paying for private caregivers.  There are many seniors who live alone. ‘The 2011 Census of Population counted nearly 5 million (4,945,000) seniors aged 65 and over in Canada. The data showed that about […]

What does ‘Alternative Level of Care’ mean?

by Audrey Miller on September 8, 2016

in Uncategorized

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca The Hospital News is a free monthly publication available in hospitals and related institutions across Canada. Their September 1, 2016 article titled “Hospital discharge: Reaching a breaking point” struck a chord with me and I wanted to share it with you. Readers of this blog are likely aware of the current crisis […]