Archive for the ‘Elder Care’ Category

Capacity Trumps – Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society – Part II

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The BC court of appeal has released its appeal of this decision (we blogged on the lower court decision) in February 2014 regarding capacity and nourishment. To recap, Margaret Bentley now 83 and with advanced Alzheimer’s has to be feed by spoon and drink by glass placed upon her lips.  The ...

When There is No POA for Care.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

We are seeing more and more seniors who are outliving their family and friends whom they had named as their POA and are now alone. Fortunately, when the banks are named as POA for property, they are able to step in and  start acting when needed.  However where does the ...

Informed Risk and Today is Your Rainy Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Son: Mom, turn a light on, it’s getting dark outside. Mom: It’s ok, I’ll just sit here in the dark. Son: Mom, it’s cold and raining outside. I will call a taxi for you. Mom: It’s senior’s day at Shoppers, I will take the bus. Son: Now that dad has passed away, this ...