elder care

Sharing the Caring

by Audrey Miller on September 1, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Caregiving, Elder Care

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The Change Foundation ‘is an independent health policy think tank that works to inform positive change in Ontario’s health care system.’ They completed an in depth review based on the 2012 General Social Survey of Ontario’s family caregivers. A few of their key findings include: “An estimated 3.3 million Ontarians, 29% of […]

Originally published @allaboutestates.ca Making a decision about your future or the future of an aging loved one can feel overwhelming. Not only does it take an emotional toll, but it involves knowing what care options are out there, understanding how those options can work for you and evaluating the cost of those options to pick […]

Originally published @ allaboutestates.ca Transportation is a major issue for seniors, especially in rural communities. Losing one’s drivers license triggers many emotions- especially loss of independence. ‘Giving up the keys’ is a common discussion in many households and most often when adult children have concerns about their parent’s driving habits. Statistics Canada[1] report that in […]

Gone Missing….

by Audrey Miller on August 4, 2016

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, Dementia

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca A few weeks ago, I had a client go missing. He walked out of his house early one morning while his wife was still sleeping.  He was found 24 hours later, having walked for miles.  There are more and more stories of seniors who walk out of their home and get […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Many readers who are under age 75 may already be thinking about ways to spend this money.  Money that they have yet to receive. The CIBC study reported that there are about 2.5 million Canadians over the age of  75 with a total net worth of $900 billion […]

Originally posted@allaboutestates.ca I blogged about ‘Love after Loss- Part 1’ several years ago. My blogging colleagues have described many estate and trust issues resulting from subsequent marriages. However today’s blog continues with the acknowledgement that older individuals can enjoy another meaningful, satisfying and loving relationship after the death of a significant other. The grieving process […]

There is no place like home.

by Audrey Miller on May 26, 2016

in Uncategorized

Originally posted @ allaboutestates.ca This blog is about the importance of having a strong advocate and working with a supportive team. It seems every decade or so I am presented with a wonderful opportunity. I am leading a team that will bring Salli home. Home is her childhood family home where she has always lived […]

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 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca on Feb 4, 2016: This blog is about the ‘D’ words: disease, decay, decline and death.   It is also about the death of my neighbour’s tree. What is the relationship of a dying tree to estates and trusts? I think the connection is about loss and emotions. Our neighbour’s 100  plus year […]