personal support workers

Originally posted What does ‘ALOHA’ mean to you? In the caring world- or at least in the Hollywood-type caring world, and in the movie “The Fundamentals of Caring” the acronym stands for: Ask, Listen, Observe, Help, Ask Again. Not a bad message. This is the advice provided to Ben (played by Paul Rudd) by […]

Originally posted I attended the funeral of one of our long time clients last week; a wonderful lady who lived a full 90 years. Two of her three grandchildren were her Powers of Attorney for Care. All three lived out of town, two in a different country. Her bank held her Power of Attorney […]

Originally published at on March 30, 2015 For many, working with the elderly is not ‘sexy’. I personally hate that word, but it seems to be a common refrain. In my own profession, many social workers who are looking for placement opportunities and their first job, prefer to work with children. We have a […]

July 28, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Last week I blogged on the important role of professional care providers. This blog discusses the challenges of hiring a care provider. This article has been reprinted from CARP and I have attached a link to the original article. Along with the decision to explore caregiving […]

May 11, 2011; By: Audrey Miller All About Estates Further to my previous blogs on the financial and emotional cost of caregiving, there are still many questions to be addressed. What type of care is required? Differences between caregivers can vary from those of a registered nurse, a registered practical nurse, a personal support worker […]